After changing out all the brake shoes, the train was shoved back under the tipple and the decision was made to leave it there until Monday as repairs to the broken conveyer were still not quite c... (more)
The PM loads head west behind the regular trio of E60Cs on Deseret Power Railway. I had made a very last second decision on this shot to change my framing, and while I really liked what I did, I w... (more)
The Deseret Power Railway mine train loads at the tipple outside of Rangely, Colorado, making up what will be that afternoon's train to the power plant.
The AM empty train has just finished up at the power plant in Utah and is now on its way back to Colorado where it will retrieve another load of coal. It is seen here moments before ducking under ... (more)
The morning coal loads head west near Midway, and just south of Dinosaur behind a trio of E60Cs.
With their loaded train emptied, the Deseret rips back east just outside of the Bonanza Generating Station.
The Deseret Power Railway is the last electric-powered coal hauling railroad left since the closure of the Black Mesa & Lake Powell and the Navajo Mine Railroad. A loaded coal train is seen here h... (more)
Deseret Power Railway begins the climb out of the Martian like landscape of Utah's Coyote Basin with 44 loads & 7200 tons of coal for the Bonanza Power Plant.
Deseret Power Railway coal loads are westbound at Mormon Gap near milepost 21 on their way to the power plant at Bonanza,UT.
Deseret Power Railway eastbound empties are nearing Deserado Mine near Dinosaur,CO with the standard trio of General Electric E60 locomotives.
Deseret Power Railway morning empties drop down at 'Midway' to go under Highway 64 on its way back to the mine.
The Deseret Power Railway brings 44 loads of coal starting up Holum Pass not far out of the mine heading towards the power plant at Bonanza.
The Deseret Power Railway train creeps along the loop track at a steady half mile per hour while loading 44 cars of coal from the Deserado Mine.
The Deseret Power Railroad: Definitely a highlight of the "Spike 150" trip in early May 2019, we were able to find ourselves seeing the isolated and little-seen railroad that is the Dese... (more)