Rio Grande's 101 train emerges from the Thistle Tunnels on May 20, 1989. To the right is a large landslide that made necessary the 1983 line change through Billy's Mountain.
A chilly but sunny February morning in '89 finds Rio Grande's hot 101 train gliding west through Provo Yard at University Avenue. It appears that 5510's snow plow has smacked into a few things alo... (more)
On January 16, 1989, Rio Grande's 101 train glides westward through Provo, Utah. On Feb. 9, 1989, the D&RGW 3108 would be destroyed in a wreck on Tennessee Pass at Pando, Colorado.
A classic SP bay window caboose trails Rio Grande's 101 train departing Roper Yard for Ogden on Sept. 23, 1985. Cabooses would soon disappear from D&RGW through trains.
During a brief break in the clouds, the sun illuminates Rio Grande's 101 train blasting west through the first of four grade crossings in Provo City on March 8, 1987. Since commuter rail came to t... (more)
Rio Grande's hot 101 train glides west through Provo Yard on Feb. 14, 1988. Snowy 11,068 ft. Provo Peak (center, right) looms 6,500 ft. above the valley floor.
Long before Rio Grande SD40T-2 #5390 became famous working Union Pacific's 'dirt train' local out of Helper, it was just one of 73 tunnel motors working on the D&RGW. Here it leads Chicago - Oakla... (more)
On Christmas Eve '87, Rio Grande's 101 train descends a snowy Soldier Summit just west of Detour.
Rio Grande train No. 101 glides west through rural Lakota Junction on Oct. 7, 1987. The six box cars behind the trio of EMD GP40s are loads of Coors beer from Golden, Colorado.
Rio Grande's daily #101 train glides downgrade through Spanish Fork Canyon just west of Castilla. When was the last time you spotted a 1973 Pontiac Catalina? Both the lead locomotive, a GP40-2, an... (more)
Rio Grande train #101 glides west through Provo on the sunny afternoon of October 9, 1986. Note the mix of Santa Fe and Burlington Northern box cars on the head end, a decade before the merger.
Rio Grande train #101, interchange received from the BN at Denver and delivered to the SP at Ogden, crosses Freedom Boulevard in Provo on a stormy June 8, 1986 afternoon.
A super-hot 101 train rolls downhill through the Gilluly Loops.