Amtrak 1 leads Amtrak 6, the California Zephyr past the signal at Spring Glen, UT. Low early morning sun greets the train and the surrounding mountains.
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)
The westbound UP "dirt train" has paused at Wash (just east of Wellington, UT) to pick up a single empty hopper from the small, mostly unused yard there. I assume this was a bad order c... (more)
Three Rio Grande tunnel motors lead the "dirt train" east along UP's Green River Sub just west of Wellington, UT. About 10 miles further east at Mounds the train will be routed onto the... (more)
An empty "Dirt Train" returns from the disposal site in East Carbon, UT. The train is making good time heading west back to Helper, UT on UP's Green River Sub behind a matched set of th... (more)
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)
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)