As an eastbound Denver & Rio Grande Western manifers is about to duck under the Route 6 overpass in Detour, Utah.
The Roads No Longer Taken
Four years after a landslide at Thistle, Utah blocked the Spanish Fork River with thousands of tons of earth, wiping out the town, a westbound Rio Grande ... (more)
Moving through the area known as Detour in the Rio Grande timetable, a westbound D&RGW manifest works its way down the Soldier Summit grade.
The grade involved in descending the Gilluly Loops is evident in this view of a westbound Rio Grande freight approaching the Route 6 overpass.
Climbing alongside the Price River, a westbound Rio Grande manifest passes near Kyune, Utah on its way to Soldier Summit.
A westbound Rio Grande freight drifts downgrade after clearing one of the two newest tunnels on the system. The twin tunnels in the distance were cut into that mountain after the disastrous Thist... (more)
A westbound Rio Grande merchandise train continues its assault on Soldier summit from Helper. Two examples of the D&RGW's newest power are joined by a tunnel motor on the head end.
Rio Grande's Helper Local nears the end of its journey from Roper Yard, crossing the Price River near Utah Railway Junction on June 17, 1989.
Rio Grande EMDs leads Union Pacific's ZDVRO through Kyune on July 24, 1999.
On the Fourth of July in '87, Rio Grande train #142 emerges from the Thistle Tunnels at the U.S. Highway 89 grade crossing in Spanish Fork Canyon. A two unit manned helper is shoving on the rear o... (more)
With two EMD SD50s for power, a Rio Grande auto train heads east through Geneva.
Rio Grande coal train #772 glides east along the Price River approaching Lynn.
North bound CSX train Q614 is seen at 09:46 as it passes through Hull Ga. a few miles north of Athens with a rare DRGW SD50 leading the way followed by a UP SD40-2 and UP SD60M.
Rio Grande 5507 West, a heavy coal train with mid-train helper, prepares to depart Helper for the climb to Soldier Summit.
The last unpatched DRGW SD50 is seen here hauling the Suisun to Napa train through the Napa Vinyards, in the backround is a golf course. Nikon D70, 70-200mm. www.bayarearailroading.com