Union Pacific 6656 leads a mixed freight heading downgrade towards Helper.
The D&RGW purchased six GE 44 ton shop switchers in 1941-42, becoming some of Rio Grande's first diesel locomotives. D&RGW 41 was sold to the Utah Power & Light as a switcher at the Carbon (power)... (more)
A General Electric diesel locomotive from 1942? Indeed! The D&RGW purchased six GE 44 ton shop switchers in 1941-42, becoming some of Rio Grande's first diesel locomotives. D&RGW 41 was sold off t... (more)
In 1982, eleven years after the beginning of Amtrak, one could still experience what fine passenger train service was like in the pre-Amtrak era. "Rio Grande Zephyr" was discontinued the following... (more)
D&RGW didn't just stick to six axle power when it came to coal service, here 3 GP40-2 units assisted by a single SD45 are tackling the Soldier Summit grade westbound out of Helper. Power this day ... (more)
Just as the Utah Railway coal train came into frame, a Union Pacific eastbound came snaking down the canyon. This was the best I could do before being skunked by Uncle Pete!
The one-of-a-kind MK5000 Utah Railway 5005 leads a loaded coal train past the famous advertising location for the DRGW; Castle Gate.
For a brief moment in 2001 the clock was turned back as three Rio Grande SD40T-2s lead a hot Z-train westbound at Castle Gate. As an added bonus, the crew saw fit to use the gyralight.
A 144 train rolls downhill toward a crew change in Helper.
This westbound manifest is passing through the scenic albeit overcast Castle Gate area of Utah.
Rio Grande 5371, the last "Grande" engine; trails in a light power move up to solider summit to move a bad order car off the wye at the summit
The California Zephyr is several hours late as it drops downgrade toward the stop at Helper, UT a few miles ahead.
Rio Grande SD45 5333 begins the climb up the eastern slope of the Soldier Summit grade with a Southern Pacific Lines freight.