Rio Grande's Roper based Provo Local glides east a few minutes after sunrise in Utah's Salt Lake Valley. The 3001 was the Grande's first GP30, built by EMD in April 1962.
Rio Grande's 662 local enters the Tintic Branch while departing the eastward main track at Springville. The crew has several stops to make including a GS gondola load of scrap for Spanish Fork, co... (more)
Rio Grande's 662 local heads east through Lehi with GP30s 3003, 3016, and 3004 for power on July 11, 1988. In less than a year, both of these road crossings (3rd West and 4th South) would be close... (more)
On a spectacular January morning in '89, Rio Grande's 662 local cuts off from a train of dolomite empties on the Tintic Branch at Santaquin siding. The trio of GP30s will run around the cars and s... (more)
When it comes to GP30s, I do love four of a kind! Rio Grande's daily 662 local backs into Geneva Steel's A-Yard through the South Gate the morning of March 24, 1989. The office buildings for admin... (more)
After meeting the Railblazer at Mesa, Rio Grande's 662 local roars eastward into Lehi with a short consist for Provo Yard. The Helper Local (train 772) was right behind the 662 as Dispatcher 5 iss... (more)
Rio Grande Maintenance of Way forces were busy dumping slag ballast along the westward main track east of Springville the morning of July 22, 1988.
Rio Grande's 662 local departs Geneva Steel with a lengthy train of cars for Provo Yard.
After meeting the Railblazer at American Fork, Rio Grande's Provo Local is back on the move through Russian Olive trees and Typha cattails on June 27, 1988. Due to her silver painted Gyralite hous... (more)
Rio Grande's Roper-Provo turn glides east past the 'Pipemill' Hot Box Detector near American Fork, Utah. A heavy spring snowstorm has left its mark on the nearby Wasatch mountains.