A matching set of Utah Railway SD40's make there way up the canyon. It was so exciting when Utah Railway got locomotives again in there own paint scheme. Utah Railway 9011, 9002, 9007, and 9001.
As we headed over Soldier Summit headed for Moab for some time in the national parks, we were lucky to find a daylight train on the Provo Sub.
The BNSF Denver to Provo manifest is seen winding ... (more)
Pi Day in the Wasatch
Photographed at Pi time on Pi Day - Shot on 3/14/15 at 9:26 (3.1415926) ... Well, close enough, anyway, as my camera said it was 9:27 and James Belmont's sa... (more)
Four GP40-2's and a GP40 begin the climb of Gilluly. D&RGW 3113, 3127, 3106, 3084, and 3109. (Tom Ellis photo)
With their dynamic breaks howling, UP coal loads fight gravity descending the horse-shoe shaped Gilluly Loop at a crawl speed after setting off their four pack of manned helpers at Soldier Summit.... (more)
Utah Railway 9006 descends Gilluly with a loaded coal train. Seeing the F45 in the head end consist was a bit rare. It spent most of it's day sandwiched in the helper set. (Tom Ellis photo).
The grade involved in descending the Gilluly Loops is evident in this view of a westbound Rio Grande freight approaching the Route 6 overpass.
BNSF 5368 leads a Dash9 and SD75M in native colors on an eastbound manifest climbing the grade to Soldier Summit as it passes the west end of Gilluly on a summer morning.
BNSF's Provo,UT - Denver,CO manifest works hard up the 2% grade leading to the upper Gilully Loop near Soldier Summit.
Arriving at Gilluly, Utah, the Rio Grande Zephyr enters the first horseshoe curve and is about to duck under Route 6.
A loaded Union Pacific coal train eases down the 2% grade at the lower Gilluly loop after cresting Solider Summit.
Four Tunnel motors, with a loaded coal train coming off Gilluly, with dynamics brakes screaming. SD40-T's 5363, 5406, 5390, and 5345 are doing the honors. Tom Ellis photo.
Riding with dad, chasing the Zephyr, I was six at the time. Time is running out for the Zephyr over the Rio Grande main.