Another addition of Amtrak 6, the Zephyr climbs Spanish Fork Canyon, early in the morning. Amtrak 335 and 322 are today's power.
An eastbound empty Utah Railway IPPX coal train approaches the US 6 overpass at the railroad location of Detour, UT. The four UTAH MK50-3s have no problem hauling this empty train up Soldier Summ... (more)
Three new C44-9W and two veteran tunnel motors pull a load westbound coal train down Spanish Fork Canon. The C44-9W's wouldn't last long in these parts. The AC4400CW would soon take over on the Ri... (more)
The only train left to travel over Soldier Summit to the UTAH shops is symbol HUTAHJ-16, led by a rare red & yellow SD50S and MK5000's as it prepares to bring a large train of tankers up the steep... (more)
Rio Grande SD40T-2s No. 5354, 5347, 5401, 5345, and 5349 assist the MDVRO train down a 2% grade through Detour in Spanish Fork Canyon on July 22, 2000.
The MDVRO manifest freight chases the setting sun in Spanish Fork Canyon on Sept. 25, 1999.
A manifest freight lead by a GP30, an SD45, and two GP35s head west through Detour in Spanish Fork Canyon on June 12, 1977.
The advantage of CTC and two main tracks is exemplified in this photograph taken in Spanish Fork Canyon on Aug. 29, 1998. A CCOIP-29 coal train rolls down Soldier Summit on Main 1 while a high pri... (more)
A 'celluloid selfie' taken with my dad in Spanish Fork Canyon in Oct. 1975.
UTAH5003 East, the empty CIPUSJ, powers upgrade and around the curve that flanks the Tie Fork "Station" Rest Area of US6.
14,385 tons worth of the CWELH 31 has successfully navigated the Narrows between Rio and Narrows on the old Rio Grande mainline.
Eastbound empty Utah coal train heads to the CV Spur for loading near Detour, Utah on the west slope of Soldier Summit.
Dropping downgrade into Detour, Utah, on the route over a snowy Soldier Summit on February 2, 2006, is a westbound Utah Railway coal train led by EMD/MK50-3 No. 5001.
A Utah Railway crude oil train meets a Union Pacific coal train at Detour on Feb. 13, 2015.