Last shot of the day, it's 8:12 p.m. and the sun is still up. Amtrak number 5 is at Colton, Utah.
The Roper to Helper Manifest. Is on the west end of the Gilluly loop. UP 6392 is of Southern Pacific heritage.
Nearing where the Pleasant Valley Subdivision splits off. Amtrak 135 and 824 high ball through Colton, Utah.
Front and back, the whole train. UP 5973 flies up the Gilluly loop with it's empty Long Beach to West Elk coal train.
With a super friendly crew on board. Amtrak number 6 navigates the Narrows. I might add the Narrows is appropriately named as the river, railroad, and highway all funnel into a tight passage of th... (more)
Getting the day started off with Amtrak number 6. The train was running 2 1/2 hours late this morning. So I was able to get some shots that aren't usually possible.
For being a couple 20 plus year old AC4400CW, they are looking pretty good. A new coat of paint can do wonders for 6392 and 7153. They are hauling the Roper to Helper manifest.
Gilluly loop is the go to, for turning around an evening eastbound, on the old Rio Grande. Three BNSF ES44AC 6103, 6011, and 5948 and DPU 9245 7701 move this trackage rights train across the Union... (more)
I don't get the chance to to catch Amtrak #5 very often. On Friday one day from the longest day of the year, and he was on time, I was able to pull it off.
UP 8901 with DPU 5838 are grinding their guts out. With a 188 car train at Faust, Utah on the Lynndyl Subdivision. No room for error if one of units hiccup's.
Union Pacific tier 4 2587 leads a loaded auto train on the west side of Tooele.
UP 7473 with Desert Peak of the Stansbury Mountain range, for a back drop. Head eastbound through the Tooele Valley on the LASL.
Three SD70ACe 8731, 9035, 8997 are coming off the Shafter Subdivision, on to the the Lynndyl Subdivision at Smelter, Utah.
Feeling pretty good about getting this one. Was able to capture a Provo to Stockton BNSF trackage rights train in one of my favorite location, In good sunlight. I have spent a bunch of nights shoo... (more)
Just a nice night to be trackside. Utah Railway SD50S's 6060, 6061 round the curve on a Sunday, night in the Jordan Narrows.