The power for Union Pacific’s LJP45 “dirt train” local out of Helper, Utah, sits near the locomotive facility on the cold night of December 1, 2004.
With only several hopper cars in tow, the Union Pacific 3902 guides the MROHP through the tight confines of Price Canyon. Price Canyon provided the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railway (merged with... (more)
Amtrak #6, the California Zephyr, rolls to a stop in front of the depot at Helper. Those Union Pacific freight engines beside #6 are one of 2 helper sets normally assigned here to assist westbound... (more)
Thanks to a very timely heads-up from a fellow railfan I decided to try and catch this UP business special at Helper, Utah. My info. was that the special was expected at Helper at 6AM. Amtrak #6 i... (more)
A Grande View! Rio Grande power dominates this January 2000 elevated view of the yard at Helper, UT. UP's LJP45 "Dirt Train" local has just arrived back in town and is seen passing a few ... (more)
This great looking set of 5 Utah Ry. 6 axle units in the traditional red & grey colors is just entering the Union Pacific Helper Yard. They will roll right through the yard and continue on east th... (more)
2 Cheeseburgers to go! Lunch on the run is being hand delivered to the head end crew of this Utah Railway coal train as it backs out of the Martin, Utah yard. As a result of the Union Pacific/Sout... (more)
Engineer Mel Baughman pauses outside the depot at Helper, Utah, with Rio Grande SD40T-2 “Tunnel Motors” sitting in the yard behind him on October 5, 2004. Mel was born in Rifle, Colorado, on Novem... (more)
Early Evening shadows begin to close in on Price River Canyon bottom as a Utah Railway Coal train charges the 2.4% grade along Highway 6. There was once a center siding here at Nolan that allowed ... (more)
I found this beauty while passing through Helper, Utah. It’s an ex. D&RGW Scale Test car. If you enlarge and zoom in you will learn that it weighs 80,000 pounds, has no air brakes, and must be han... (more)
Utah Railway Alco RSD15 Alligator 403 rests in the yard on a nice afternoon. It will go out on a Helper set later that that day
It is a gloomy, soggy day in the Wasatch Mountains. An ex Southern Pacific AC4400 lifts another load of Carbon County coal up the Price River Canyon. All 8 big AC motors can be seen in this view ... (more)
An ex Santa Fe Alligator waits for the afternoon run up the hill
RSD4 302 rest after coming in from a mine run
DRGW work train near Helper, Utah.