The UP has a coal branch that ran south of Grand Junction, CO, out to Hawksnet, CO. The branch is 91 miles long and was built in 1902. The DRGW/SP/UP gained access to a few mines like Bowie and So... (more)
UP #7829 heads through Hotchkiss and past an old dairy farm.
In the aftermath of an August 2000 derailment of a coal train, someone with a sense of humor, or perhaps some kids having fun, decorated the spilled coal load of Rio Grande 100-ton quad hopper No.... (more)
A complete monster: On the North Fork Branch I hit my first ever US coal train. UP AC4400CW-CTE #5879 and AC4460CW #7344 in front, SD9043MAC #8204 as end helper (just cornering and entering the sc... (more)
UP Heritage Rio Grande 1989 pulling an Operation Lifsaver special on its way from Delta to Converse on UP's North Fork Sub.