Rio Grande train 705 works its way west between Granby and Kremmling on the Moffat line in Byers Canyon. Three of the Grande’s newest locomotives, SD50’s, lead the empty coal train, which also a f... (more)
Rio Grande empty hopper train 705 threads its way through Byer’s Canyon. The general freight cars ahead of the hoppers will be set out at Phippsburg for local distribution before the empties proce... (more)
Five, count ‘em, five Rio Grande SD50’s roll an empty hopper train through Granby, Colorado. The 46 car train is somewhat overpowered with 17,500 horsepower of the newest l... (more)
Rio Grande's Helper Local has been assigned to haul a pair of bad ordered Amtrak passenger cars through Price Canyon, bound for Salt Lake City on Feb. 11, 1989.
D&RGW 5508, one of the Rio Grande's 17 SD50s, leads a loaded coal train from the eastward main track to the UP interchange yard at Ironton. The SD50s were unique on the D&RGW as they were the only... (more)
Two SD50s and a single SD40T-2 lead Rio Grande's 136 train approaching Sutro Cut in Spanish Fork. The peaks of 11,752 ft. Mount Timpanogos are cloaked in an assemblage of cumulous/lenticular cloud... (more)
A Utah Railway Willow Creek coal empty meets a Union Pacific swing helper tucked away in the siding at Sutro. The 9012 is former Santa Fe Caterpillar powered SD45-2 #5855.
After setting out two flat cars of jersey barriers on the house track at Castilla, Rio Grande coal train #772 is back up to track speed, heading east through the Red Narrows at Rio.
A nicely matched trio of Rio Grande SD50s (5508, 5507, 5510) power the 'Dirt Train' local through the Jordan River Narrows just east of Riverton, Utah. D&RGW management posed the 'Prospector" pass... (more)
D&RGW 5508 leads an eastbound as it crosses the Eagle River two miles west of Minturn.
Cresting the summit on UP's (formerly SP's) Palmdale Cutoff, a "traditional, post 1989" lashup of SP diesels, bolstered by three "untouched by SP paint" DRGW SD50s does the work.
DRGW 5508/5506 and an SP unit head downhill from Tehachapi in the late afternoon.
DRGW 5508 W has been waiting for the SP 8008 to arrive off the mountain, to give them a shove to Donner Summit. The SD50 and B39-8 are good examples of Hi Tech power from the 1980's.