An eastbound Rio Grande manifest passes the remains of the yard at Soldier Summit, Utah. Cattle pens and a loading ramp can be seen above the lead SD50. To the left of the pens is the wye where he... (more)
An eastbound Rio Grande manifest clears one of the two tunnels built to bypass the mudslide at Thistle, Utah, which is hidden behind the mountain that now hosts the tunnels. At the extreme left, f... (more)
Running elephant style, a Rio Grande SD50 and two SD40T-2’s lead an eastbound freight onto the post-1983 alignment of the main line near Thistle, Utah. A huge mudslide and subsequent flooding wipe... (more)
On a crisp autumn day, one-year-old SD50 #5504 leads sister #5502 past the town's namesake landmark.
A Coleto Creek bound coal train passes through Tolland on Rio Grande's Moffat Route. If my memory serves me correctly this train pretty consistently saw BN power. Pool power wasn't very common on ... (more)
SP's Helper Local drags 36 loads of dirty dirt through Sutro, approaching the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon on May 2, 1993. The eastward and westward main tracks are separated from this point west ... (more)
Rio Grande's Helper Local ducks under the Ironton signal bridge while departing Provo Yard on August 29, 1987.
On a sunny June morning in 1988, Rio Grande train #772 heads east approaching Lehi.
Just after a passing storm, filthy 5504, 5513 and 5517 approach the yard limit at Phippsburg on its way north to reload in September 1985.
Five locomotives and a caboose head west out of Gore Canyon towards Azure siding and, ultimately, Phippsburg to work back an eastbound coal train. Locomotives were 5504 5513 5517 5404 and 5366.
An empty westbound coal train passes near the Edna MIne at Oak Creek, west of Phippsburg behind 5504, 5513 and 5517 in September 1985.
The new order, during a visit in September 1985, has three SD50s replace four, or even five tunnel motors - 5504, 5513 and 5517 bring an empty coal down through Oak Creek as a storm is about to hi... (more)