Racing into the sunset... Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr train No. 5 glides across the Utah desert at sundown as seen from the dome car Silver Lariat.
Union Pacific's LJP45 "dirt train" local passes through Spring Glen, UT with a string of empties in tow. In a few moments the train will arrive back in the yard at Helper. Powering the... (more)
Having just exhausted myself making my way to the top of mound to await the morning's eastbound Zephyr, I sat down at the top and exhaled. An on-time Zephyr bled to twenty minutes late, providing ... (more)
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.
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)
Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr negotiates the confines of Ruby Canyon as it nears the Utah border on a captivating August afternoon in the breathtaking American west. When I walked up to the... (more)
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)
Loads from Savage roll along US Route 6 as they slow to change crews and pick up helpers at Helper.
Loads from Savage roll along US Route 6 as they get a run at the formidable grade of Soldier Summit.
Rolling along the ex Rio Grande, engineer and RP contributor Tom Magazin has Amtrak's Phase 1 heritage locomotive up to track spped leading the California Zephyr.
AMTK 156 West races the sunset on the planet of Mars, with the California Zephyr in tow... Really, its Eastern Utah, not Mars!
Bad ordered in a remote siding in the middle of nowhere, far from home rails and under a threatening summer sky. Could not be a more appropriate location for being bad ordered away from home: the ... (more)