My favorite second generation diesel locomotive is the EMD GP30. The semi-streamlined exterior design was created by the GM Automotive Styling Center at Troy, Michigan. A grand total of 948 of the... (more)
The D&RGW's very first GP30 gleams in the bright afternoon sunlight working the Roper based Provo Local on July 28, 1989. The EMD GP30 model is a personal favorite of mine, with the 3001 capturing... (more)
The Rio Grande launched a big rail replacement campaign between Provo and Lehi in 1989. The 663 local leads a train of work train cars through Riverton on the return to Roper Yard to tie up for th... (more)
A matched quartet of Rio Grande GP30s (3018, 3013, 3016, 3003) lead train 663 west through Provo Junction on March 22, 1988.
One of the Rio Grande's newest GP40-2s was pressed into work train service, hauling rip rap in air dump cars on Feb. 14, 1988. The shoring up of the rising Spanish Fork River made the effort neces... (more)