Rio Grande SD40T-2s No. 5353, 5373, 5401, and 5410 drift into Helper Yard at the Art Deco style Janet Street bridge on April 20, 2000.
See picture #444652 for the head end view of this train. One of two manned helpers assisting BNSF 5876 West cresting the summit of Mullan Pass on Montana Rail Link as a BNSF coal load destined fo... (more)
Utah Railway's Martin Helper awaits its next call to serve on the mainline west to Soldier Summit.
A pair of four axle Rio Grande EMDs await a call to serve as swing helpers west out of Helper Yard.
A vibrant 35mm Kodachrome Transparency captures a warm sunny morning at Rio Grande's depot and engine servicing facility at Thistle, Utah. At the time, the Rio Grande Cafe (inside the depot) was s... (more)
It seems far removed today, but in the mid-1970s, Rio Grande coal train swing helps were powered by EMD GP30s, GP35s, GP40s, and GP40-2s. A healthy five pack of four axle EMDs are pictured cutting... (more)