Upgrade through Echo Canyon.
In April of 1983 a mudslide inundated the town of Thistle, UT as well as the Rio Grande tracks. For nearly three months, the Rio Grande was forced to use the UP from Denver to Ogden until a new al... (more)
I happened to run onto the Pandrol Jackson rail grinder working Echo canyon in September of 2001. Though it's neat to see a rail grinder in action. It can really put a damper on your day of railfa... (more)
On a brisk October morning in the upper reaches of Echo Canyon, an eastbound intermodal train bound for Chicago rolls under the old US Route 30 overpass at Emory, about to take the upper track whe... (more)
They don't look like this long. Brand new SD70AH 8969 and 8967 are on there return trip east, after their first trip to the west coast.
An eastbound manifest grinds up the grade at Emory, Utah.
Moving up Echo Canyon near Emory.
The chalk writing of Big Boy on the front is actually a great nod to the series history. When the locomotive was being built, it was going to be officially kno... (more)
Bursting out of Echo Canyon with Ed finally winding her up, onlookers wave and make their own memories as the Big Boy charges towards Evanston.
A quartet of SD70M all elephant style is handle the Denver to Salt Lake City Z train. UPS is the main customer of this train. It's late evening and the train is heading westbound through Emory. T... (more)
Union Pacific 6778 sporting a Jenkins repaint, enters the eastern portion of Echo Canyon. Pulling an afternoon westbound.
With three units up front and one DPU. This east bound is really struggling to move this monster manifest through the eastern region of Echo canyon.
After passing through Echo Canyon, this short local train is headed toward Evanston, Wyoming.
UP Heritage unit 1996 works it's way through Emory at the east end of Echo canyon.
UP's beautiful E9s pull a Los Angeles to Council Bluffs passenger special up the 1.14% grade through Echo Canyon on August 23, 1993.
With temperatures hovering below zero, a North Platte to Roseville mixed freight glides through a wintery Echo Canyon at Emory on New Year's Day, 2016. The tall pine tress were planted by the rail... (more)