A pair of Union Pacific GEs and 100 empty grain hoppers descend Price River Canyon on their way to Helper, Utah, from Provo. The empty train has already navigated Soldier Summit and will soon exit... (more)
A Utah Railway coal train curls out of the Gooseneck curve on one of the toughest portions of the 2.4% grade of Price River Canyon. The eclectic group of power on the head-end consists of three 3... (more)
The greens of spring are starting to take hold in the high country of Utah. BNSF7679 is storming Soldier Summit as it un-curls out the the famous Gooseneck Curve!
No. 5371, the last Rio Grande locomotive in original numbers and paint on the Union Pacific system at the time, is teamed up with two UP SD40-2s and is being used as a rear helper pushing MNYPV (D... (more)
Rio Grande SD40T-2s No. 5345, 5410, 5349, 5373, 5400, 5392, and 5347 are mid-train helpers cut into a Savage to Trona coal train grinding westward through the Kyune Gooseneck on Aug. 19, 2000.
Rio Grande SD40T-2s No. 5347, 5401, 5392, 5342, SP AC4400CW No. 262 and UP AC4400CW No. 7198 are members of a swing helper, cut into a westbound coal train emerging from the Nolan Tunnels and ente... (more)
Utah Rwy westbound coal load climbing toward Soldier Summit UT near Nolan.
UT Rwy westbound coal load climbing through Nolan tunnel toward Summit
UP5874 thunders up the 2.4% grade above the Gooseneck curves between Nolan and Kyune. What it would have been to spend just one afternoon here in 1946. L105's & L107's thundering upgrade must ha... (more)
DRG&W 5401,5368 have a short eastbound rolling out of the tunnel at Nolan.
Coal loads are dragged (and shoved) upgrade through Nolan Tunnel on the climb toward Soldier Summit.
Shortly after a line of late-summer thunderstorms rolled through the Wasatch Range, this westbound loaded coal train thundered out of Helper bound for Long Beach, CA. I first photographed the tra... (more)
Utah 5006 leads a coal train around the S curves near Nolan, on the trip up to Soldier Summit.
Four Utah Railway MK-50-3s head up a coal train bound for Provo.