The sun continues to rise as Amtrak's California Zephyr highballs through the Utah desert with on its daily eastward run through the desolate American west.
After unloading at the Bonanza Power Plant (in background on the left) in Utah, the eastbound Deseret Power Railway unit train passes milepost 31 a few miles east of the plant on a beautiful Octob... (more)
Amtrak's eastbound California Zephyr rises up from the Green River, and the low point of the Denver & Rio Grande Western mainline, skimming along at the base of Utah's Book Cliffs on a warm summer... (more)
UP's Potash Local heads for home at Grand Junction, CO as it traverses the former Rio Grande maineline across eastern Utah, dwarfed by the geography and emptiness of the surrounding area.
Both westbound and eastbound California Zephyr trains typically meet on or near the Salt Flats during the midnight hour, but passengers on this 12-hour late train were treated to a daytime trip ac... (more)
"Tren a las Nubes" explorer consist approaching to the first loop @ notch 8.
On May 4, 2004, Union Pacific’s LJP45 “dirt train” local approaches Mounds, Utah, westbound on the Sunnyside Branch. Rio Grande SD40T-2 “Tunnel Motors” Nos. 5349, 5371 and 5390 bracket UP SD60M No... (more)
A Trona Railway freight heads toward the UP connection at Searles at Pinnacles, California, moments before sunset on March 15, 2004. Leading the train is a former Canadian Pacific SD40-2, now Tron... (more)
East of Needles near the Colorado River border with California and Arizona, the BNSF Transcon traverses some interesting terrain as this eastbound Z begins its journey across the Seligman Sub.
The shadows grow long in the desert as seven vintage EMD's lead the Trona Railway's daily train to Searles up the grade past the spectacular rock formations known collectively as the Trona Pinnacl... (more)
Storm in the Mongolian steppe. For the week of my stay in Mongolia, there was no a rainy day, but in the last day the real storm burst.
Amtrak service to Mars! A near on-time eastbound California Zephyr passes through the lunar landscape of Floy, Utah, eastbound on the Rio Grande mainline between Solitude and Floy. T... (more)