By the close of 2007, Rio Grande 5371 was the last original D&RGW locomotive assigned to work out of Helper, Utah. Pictured on New Year's Eve, the oft photographed SD40T-2 awaits a call to duty as... (more)
The last D&RGW unit on the Union Pacific prepares to work the famous "dirt train" local. The 5371 has been assigned out of Helper for more than 10 years, but it's duty may be over by November 13th... (more)
What could be a better sight in 2006 than this? Rio Grande 5371 charges east out of Helper, removing carbon from the exhaust system. Next stop, Wash yard to pick up six cars for ECDC.
Union Pacific's last original Rio Grande unit climbs the Sunnyside Sub grade with 10 cars of dirty dirt for ECDC. The brakeman is outside the cab catching some clean Green River Desert air.
A trio of Rio Grande SD40T-2's head up the LJP45 "dirt train" at Spring Glen, Utah. Good news for D&RGW fans...the 5371 has just returned to Helper after a recent 90 day inspection at Roper yard (... (more)
The famous "dirt train" local climbs the grade from Grassy Trail wash at Mounds to East Carbon City.
UP's last Rio Grande numbered locomotive runs parallel to Grassy Trail Creek at milepost 2.66 of UP's Sunnyside Subdivision. This train of contaminated dirt will terminate at East Carbon Developme... (more)
Union Pacific's last true D&RGW unit leads the "dirt train" local through Wellington Canyon. It appears the 5371 and company are acting their age!
For a Rio Grande "fix" Helper is still the place to be (but just barely). In bright morning sun, D&RGW 5371 and company switch at the west end of Helper yard.
The last "real" Rio Grande unit highballs towards Helper with the dirt train.
With UP about to unveil the new "Heritage" Rio Grande paint scheme, here's a shot of the very last unpatched Rio Grande unit arriving at Mounds.
Rio Grande 5371 sets out a tank car to the team track off the siding in downtown Price.
The last original D&RGW unit on the Union Pacific works the "dirt train" at East Price.
With 13 cars of dirty dirt, UP's LJP45 local crosses Grassy Trail Creek some 2.66 miles up the Sunnyside Subdivision from Mounds.
UP's LJP45 "Dirt Train" heads east through Wellington Canyon with 13 cars for ECDC.