Colorado River Majesty
In its most intense form and repeat visits at various times of the year, the iron in these rocks will play a ballet with the tertiary pallet. Union Pacif... (more)
In the Valley of Red
June late morning light commands the intense red color of the iron from the magic of Moab. Southbound for Potash the local makes its way down along the mig... (more)
Completely disconnected from the thought that there would be a train on this day, I found the Potash Local making its journey to its namesake completely on accident t... (more)
UP 4623 (SD70M), 2167 (SD62), 1481 (GP40-2) & 1019 (GP60) head the Potash Local back to Grand Junction.
A couple of hikers take a break to watch UP's once a week Potash train enter Bootlegger Canyon with 10 car loads. The 1.5 mile trail behind the train leads to the famous Corona Arch.
With seven empty hoppers for the Potash facility in Moab, LDG51B is seen passing some of the beautiful red rock formations along the Cane Creek Sub with a pair of UP 70M's for power.
On Friday the 13th, LDG51B also known as the Potash Local heads north with a pair of UP 70M's at the Corona Arch Trailhead with 30 loads for Grand Junction.
The Potash Local is returning Eastbound on the Cane Creek Branch near the old siding of Lee. The snow covered La Sal Mountains dominate in the background.
The Friday only Potash Local makes its way Eastbound on the Cane Creek Branch near the Corona Arch trail head. The Colorado River is seen in the background.
Union Pacific's Potash Local eases into the confines of the impressive red rocks near Arches National Park. UP #6873 & #7023 are being utilized as distributed power with the head end seen in the b... (more)
The Potash Local heads westbound with empty hopper cars for Intrepid Potash.
Potash local with leading UP 1019 (GP 60) nearing the end of the Cane Creek Branch.
The Westbound Potash Local heads through Bootlegger Canyon on the Cane Creek Branch. Corona Arch is seen in the background.