A Grande View! Rio Grande power dominates this January 2000 elevated view of the yard at Helper, UT. UP's LJP45 "Dirt Train" local has just arrived back in town and is seen passing a few ... (more)
The westbound UP "dirt train" has paused at Wash (just east of Wellington, UT) to pick up a single empty hopper from the small, mostly unused yard there. I assume this was a bad order c... (more)
DRGW 5360 sits at North Yard in Denver. At least 21 DRGW units are visible to some degree in this shot. What a change the years have brought. Sept 1, 1979.
A classic Rio Grande caboose trails a mixed freight into the Red Narrows of Spanish Fork Canyon on a sunny but chilly Feb. 13, 1977 morning.
Rio Grande and Southern Pacific power team up to drag D&RGW's daily 151 train from Grand Junction through Price Canyon approaching Castle Gate.
Snaking along the Price River, Rio Grande's daily Grand Junction to Roper mixed freight sinks its teeth into the 2.4% at Kyune. Relief is less than mile away when the gradient drops to 1%, relativ... (more)
Reflecting golden rays of sun Five Rio Grande Tunnel Motors traveled light engines to Wash, Utah, on the afternoon of April 3, 2000, to round up some empty coal hoppers stored there. Af... (more)
With an EMD SD40T-2 on the point, a Rio Grande eastbound freight climbs through Spanish Fork Canyon while a new Volkswagen Rabbit races by on parallel US Highway 6.
For a while after the UP merger it was possible to catch solid Rio Grande power on the manifests between Roper and North Yard. I made the trip out to photograph these trains as often as I could. H... (more)
DRGW 5360 and 5410 are on home rails handling a hot Z-train from Salt Lake City to Denver.
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.