The railroad was about a month away from pulling its final trains in July 2019. The rails remain in place, perhaps for future use, but its isolated from the rest of the North American railroad sy... (more)
An operation you had to want to see to get to it. Totally isolated from the rest of North America's rail system once roamed the Black Mesa & Lake Powell, delivering coal loads around the clock fr... (more)
The single cab E60Cs are ugly enough when painted, and even more so when not. This unit, the #6004, belongs to the Black Mesa & Lake Powell Railroad in Arizona. It is on the test track in Erie f... (more)
Deseret E60C at the coal loading facility. A Blair Kooistra original Kodachrome slide from my collection.
All four Deseret Power E60's are seen passing under Hwy 45 just north of Bonanza, UT. The train will be arriving at the power plant shortly, dump its 5,000 tons of coal and start its return trip i... (more)
Westbound Deseret Power train flies over Hwy 21 shortly after exiting Mormon Gap 8 miles south of Dinosaur. In just a couple miles the train will cross into Utah and roll out its final miles to th... (more)
Westbound Deseret Power train turns the corner and gets ready to duck under Hwy 64 as it approaches Mormon Gap.
Westbound Deseret Power train cruises around the corner at Dripping Rock Rd about 3 miles south of Dinosaur, CO.
The Deseret Power Railway is seen making its westbound morning run crossing over Blue Mountain Road at MP 7. All four DPR painted units are on today's train as #3 has had some recent problems. Thi... (more)
A modified E60 powers a train of coal loads towards the power plant on the remote Navajo Mine Railroad.
Three BM&LP GE E60C electrics have westbound coal loads in tow near Cow Springs, Ariz. en route to the power generation station at Page.
We took at trip on vacation across the US deliberately avoiding Interstate Highways (it's the way to go). We were blasting across the desert, going to Four Corners I think and there was catenary ... (more)
nearing the mine loadout
empties leaving the power plant at Page hit a nice sun hole at the right time.