Snow has been falling all day and has blanketed the engines in the UP's North Yard. UP 1534 has an interesting history in that it was originally built for the Missouri Kansas Texas Railroad as a ... (more)
Early dawn over the UP's North Yard during that magical 5 minutes when the blue hour turns pink, just before the sun peeks above the horizon.
UP's Potash Local rolls south on the Cane Creek Sub with a 12 car train on Memorial Day weekend.
UP's Potash Local heads south along the Cane Creek Sub for the mine at the end of the line, seen here as it starts to enter the famous red rock territory at the south end of the subdivision.
UP's Potash Local exits the former Rio Grande mainline and enters the Cane Creek Sub for its run south to the potash mine.
UP's Potash Local nears the end of the line at the mine at the end of the Cane Creek Sub, its pair of GP40-2s and 12 cars dwarfed by amazing red canyon walls.
Absolutely nothing beats the breath-taking scenery that comprises the southern 17 miles of the former Rio Grande's Cane Creek Subdivision. Here, a short LDG51B Potash Local picks it's way along t... (more)
If you've never been inspired by either of the Danneman's, you must not have a pulse. This shot was 100% inspired by Mike Danneman's shot - http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=42105 - al... (more)
UP's Potash Local continues its journey down the line, nearing the Uranium tailings loadout and the entrance to Arches National Park.
UP's Potash Local eases downgrade to the level of the Colorado River with two GPs and 12 cars for the final leg into the Intrepid Mine at the end of the line.
UP's once-a-week Potash Local nears the Intrepid mine at the end of the line. Truly an amazing piece of engineering, where the Colorado River, the highway, and the railroad all squeeze through a ... (more)
The Cane Creek Sub may not be known for its traffic density, but it is certainly known for it's scenery. The Sunday-only "Potash Local" slowly works it's way through one of the cuts jus... (more)
The "Potash Local" make their Sunday run towards the Cane Creek Sub at Brendel under the impressive Book Cliffs that parallel the former Rio Grande mainline in eastern Utah.
UP's Potash Local slowly works it way toward the mine at the end of the line as awe-inspiring red cliffs and blue skies encourage pixels to be exposed by the millions.
A pair of UP GP40-2s lead the Potash Local into the mine at the end of the branch, breaking free of the narrow canyon as amazing red cliffs climb for the sky in the background.