Emerging from the bore in Bootlegger Canyon, the Potash Local rolls past the Corona Arch and its cathedral-like accompaniment of impressive rock formations on a sweltering Utah morning.
Nearing its destination, UP's Potash Local trundles along the Cane Creek Branch under the imposing yet intricate geological formations along the Colorado River near Moab.
A pair of SD70Ms roll southbound in the intense mid-day heat tackling one of the grades on the Cane Creek Branch on their way to work Intrepid Potash before returning to Grand Junction. A sharp ey... (more)
UP's Potash Local rolls south along the Moab Fault, a geological fracture surrounded by intricate layers of sandstone including the fossil rich Morrison Formation here near Canyonlands and Moab Gi... (more)
Dinosaurs still roam the desert!
The once weekly potash local heads south from Crescent junction to Potash, passing the Moab Giants dinosaur park along the way. Brontosaurs were around 38 tons an... (more)
I happened to be in Moab, UT when a friend reminded me that the once a week UP potash local runs on a Friday, wait thats today! All my previous plans for the day were now pushed to the side as I h... (more)
Once-a-week potash local at Corona Arch.
Union Pacific's rare once a week "Potash Local" returns from the namesake industry with two GP40 locomotives in charge of 7 loaded hoppers . We weren't the only ones photographing the tr... (more)
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)
Just a few miles north of Intrepid Potash's mine at aptly-named Potash, the Cane Creek Sub begins a 1.2% grade for northbound trains. With no load from the mine this day, the Potash Local makes e... (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.