BN 7829 with a cabless SD40-2 (rebuilt after a wreck) and an NS B36-7 are in the hole at lonely Floy, UT waiting for a meet with an eastbound on this now forlorn stretch of ex-D&RGW railroad that ... (more)
Amtrak 6 is blazing through the moon-like landscape of the Utah desert at Floy, running along the impenetrable fortress that is the Book Cliffs while thunderstorms hammer areas to the west closer ... (more)
Rio Grande SD50s 5503, 5515 and 5502 have held the main at Floy to meet an eastbound and are now underway with a consist of Coors beer and pigs. The train was soon pulled off its former Rio Grande... (more)
Before the last hurrah of the Rio Grande tunnel motors on the dirt train out of helper. There was a period of time that a pure set of Rio Grande tunnel motors could be found on the Salt Lake to De... (more)
Back when BNSF was colorful. And what a lash up on this Denver to Provo trackage right train. C44-9W 739, GP7U 1312, SD40-2 7304, 8021, SDF40-2 6968, and another SD40-2 7223. My dad Tom Ellis went... (more)
The California Zephyr heads though some wild and desolate terrain without many signs of life. This scenic area is strikingly beautiful.
The California Zephyr rolls through the barren and stark, yet beautiful countryside of scenic Utah.
The California Zephyr rolls through the barren and stark, yet beautiful countryside of Utah.
Running from mounting afternoon storms, a westbound automotive train charges across the Utah desert near Floy.
Rolling through the desert moonscape at Floy, Utah, a late-afternoon Rio Grande manifest rolls east toward Colorado.
Dusk on the Moon
In his book Never on Wednesday, photographer Mel Patrick called this area of the Utah desert a “moonscape”, and I can’t imagine anywhere on earth that... (more)
Short, Fast Freights
Saddled with two rugged mountain crossings, of the Rockies in Colorado and the Wasatch in Utah, the Rio Grande developed an operational philosophy to be compet... (more)
I finally shot my first picture at Floy. Floy is out in Utah's eastern desert on the former D&RGW main.
Amtrak service to Mars! A near on-time eastbound California Zephyr passes through the lunar landscape of Floy, Utah, eastbound on the Rio Grande mainline between Solitude and Floy. T... (more)
California Zephyr passes the wonderful looking scenery at Floy.