One of the Rio Grande's hidden treasures is the scenic Pleasant Valley Branch running 18.3 miles between Colton and the Skyline coal loader near Clear Creek. An Intermountain Power coal empty with... (more)
A Rio Grande IPP coal empty shatters a quiet afternoon in Scofield on the way to load at Skyline at the end of the Pleasant Valley Branch.
The Union Pacific provided Rio Grande engineer Ed Jones and conductor Neal Thorpe a quartet of GE C30-7s to haul an Intermountain Power coal empty east out of Provo Yard on June 4, 1988. At the ti... (more)
Rio Grande coal train No. 734 rolls east along the Mapleton Bench with 84 IPPX coal empties.
Rio Grande coal train No. 734 roars east through Gilluly with 84 IPP coal empties bound for loading at Skyline.
Rio Grande coal train #734 heads east through Sutro Cut with 84 IPPX coal empties bound for loading at Skyline.
With pool power from the Union Pacific, Rio Grande coal train #734 departs Provo for Skyline mine. The winter snowpack on 10,685 ft. Mount Loafer is melting quickly.
A trio of Union Pacific SD60s lead Rio Grande coal train #734 east to Skyline mine with 84 Intermountain Power empties. There are signs of recent earth moving to stabilize the railroad and the hig... (more)
A pair of horses don't appear to be phased one bit by the passage of Rio Grande coal train #734, approaching Sutro Cut on March 19, 1988. The snowy flanks of 11,749 ft. Mt. Timpanogos decorate the... (more)