A Rio Grande home built caboose trails an eastbound manifest through Soldier Summit on July 14, 1979. An open autorack loaded with new 1979 Chevy Monte Carlos take a tour of the scenic D&RGW.
A Union Pacific eastbound freight works to conquer the 1.18% grade of the old Provo Subdivision mainline near Point of the Mountain. This secondary mainline lost its status as a through route when... (more)
Rio Grande 3116 East ramps it up at Gomex for the 37 mile climb to Soldier Summit. At the time, we didn't know that within a week, the mainline through Thistle would be closed forever due to a mas... (more)
With a five pack of EMD geeps for power, a Rio Grande manifest curves east through the Green River Desert near Thompson Springs. The winter of 1978-79 must have been a wet one with abundant greene... (more)
A Rio Grande freight makes a switch move on the eastward main track in Provo Yard. The track veering off to the left is the UP-D&RGW interchange track, used frequently for the transfer of empty co... (more)
The conductor of a Rio Grande freight offers the photographer a friendly wave as his train heads east through the Green River Desert near Thompson. Afternoon storms are brewing over the La Salle M... (more)
With a few additional miles remaining to reach the top, an eastbound Rio Grande manifest approaches Soldier Summit near the location of Scenic siding. The colorful season of autumn is beginning to... (more)
At the time, I couldn't imagine why this Rio Grande freight had 11 engines on the point . . . I was just glad I got to see it! . . . and to hear it, too! D&RGW 3095 rolls east, upgrade through Spa... (more)
An eastbound Rio Grande manifest takes the center siding at Gilluly to allow passage of the fast approaching Rio Grande Zephyr. The train is typical of the D&RGW on Soldier Summit in the 1970s wit... (more)
A Rio Grande manifest heads east for Grand Junction on the approach to Wellington, Utah. If anyone can offer any insight regarding the six unusual loads at the head end of the train, I would appre... (more)
Fresh from Denver's Burnham paint shop, Rio Grande caboose 01411 trails an eastbound manifest through the horseshoe curve at Gilluly, Utah.
With a fine pair of EMD GP30s shoving on the rear, a Rio Grande eastbound manifest squeals around the lower Gilluly horseshoe curve on the ascent to 7440 ft. Soldier Summit.
Got geeps? A Rio Grande eastbound manifest ducks under US Hwy. 6 and around the lower Gilluly horseshoe curve on the ascent to 7440 ft. Soldier Summit.
On New Year's Eve 1976, a Rio Grande lumber drag heads east through Provo Yard.
On a perfect winter morning in the Wasatch, a Rio Grande manifest climbs east through Spanish Fork Canyon at Rio.