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.
A Union Pacific officer car special from Helper to Sparks descends the loops at Gilluly, Utah.
With a relatively shorter empty coal train. These four units flew right up the Gilluly Loop with their train.
The Roper to Helper Manifest. Is on the west end of the Gilluly loop. UP 6392 is of Southern Pacific heritage.
Front and back, the whole train. UP 5973 flies up the Gilluly loop with it's empty Long Beach to West Elk coal train.
Gilluly loop is the go to, for turning around an evening eastbound, on the old Rio Grande. Three BNSF ES44AC 6103, 6011, and 5948 and DPU 9245 7701 move this trackage rights train across the Union... (more)
A Rio Grande 144 train rounds the first eastbound horseshoe curve at Gilluly.
The Spirit of Union Pacific leads a passenger special down Soldier Summit at Gilluly in the soft morning twilight. The executives on the train had a 10am meeting in Salt Lake City so this train wa... (more)
At first glance it appears that an EB has pushers. A closer inspection shows its actually MROHP passing MHPRO at Gilluly, Utah on UP's famous route over Solder Summit.
GP40-2 No. 3090 leads a Rio Grande 144 train as it approaches Gilluly, UT. Soon the railroad will pass under Highway 6 and head in the opposite direction as part of the "loops" the railr... (more)
Unit Oil Train to Martin UT with UTAH 5001 (MK50-3), UTAH 5002 (MK50-3), UTAH 6062 (SD50S), UTAH 6064 (SD50S), UTAH 5004 (MK50-3).
Amtrak # 6 the Zephyr is making it way up Spanish Fork Canyon.
While the engineer remains at the throttle of Rio Grande 5401 East, two other crewmen inspect the power. The manifest has just passed the west end of Gilluly, where curvature and a steep grade put... (more)