A brand new GE AC4400CW is serviced at SP's Roper Yard in South Salt Lake on Sept. 9, 1995.
An overview of the north end of Southern Pacific's former D&RGW Roper Yard from the 21st South overpass the morning of Aug. 25, 1996. Big changes are coming as the UP-SP merger is only 17 days awa... (more)
A colorful mix of EMDs lead a Roseville to Roper Forwarder into Roper Yard on July 24, 1996. The four unit set has 13 loads of piggyback trailers on the draw bar.
Southern Pacific's Roper Yard in South Salt Lake is quiet on Christmas Eve 1995 with the Provo Local and the Midvale Tramp tied down awaiting a departure after the holiday.
Rio Grande SW1200 No. 132 kicks up a little dust while shoving a cut of cars at Roper Yard on April 28, 1995. The 132 was built for the D&RGW by EMD in Dec. 1964 and wrecked on April 24, 1996 at R... (more)
The D&RGW ordered and received a fleet of 22 GP35s from EMD between May 1964 and Jan. 1965. Unfortunately, the 3048 was wrecked on September 22, 1970 in Brown Canyon, Colorado. The unit was repair... (more)
Resplendent in fresh paint and speed lettering, a Southern Pacific SD40T-2 awaits assignment at Roper Yard on May 22, 1994. The 8565 was built new by EMD for the SP in February 1979. After the UP-... (more)
The north end of SP's (ex-Rio Grande) Roper Yard as viewed from 21st South Street bridge in South Salt Lake. This unobstructed view is unavailable today with construction of the Highway 201/Inters... (more)
Things appear to be more Rio Grande than Southern Pacific at the old D&RGW Roper Yard in South Salt Lake. The big takeover by the Union Pacific is about 2-1/2 years away.
Rio Grande SD40T-2 No. 5348 is serviced and ready to earn its keep at Roper Yard in South Salt Lake. This EMD 'tunnel motor' was built new for the D&RGW in Oct. 1974. By June of '93, it had been m... (more)
A view of SP's former D&RGW Roper Yard in South Salt Lake. Downtown Salt Lake City is about three miles away from this perspective via a pedestrian bridge.