A quartet of Alco RSD-15s and a single RSD-12 lead a train of coal empties into Martin Yard on Feb. 19, 1977.
Viewed from Vista Dome observation car 'Silver Sky', the Rio Grande Zephyr climbs through scenic Price Canyon the evening of Sept. 4, 1976.
A Rio Grande Zephyr crew from Grand Junction greets outbound fireman Steve Harmon and engineer Mike Disorbio at Helper Yard on Sept. 4, 1976. Steve and Mike will pilot train No. 17 the 120 mile di... (more)
Union Pacific's Macaroni (MRONY, Salt Lake City to Denver) manifest awaits departure from the old Rio Grande yard while the Book Cliffs and Helper Canyon loom in the background.
Rio Grande's last remaining F9A awaits a crew change and departure from Helper, Utah on June 5, 1975.
Classic stainless steel Budd passenger cars await departure on the Rio Grande Zephyr at Helper, Utah. Oct. 1975
Utah 5004 makes track speed as it almost silently descends Soldier Summit. . It was near this point that a DRGW branch line once climbed East next to Kyune Pass Road. A short side trip will reward... (more)
Utah 5006 and 4, 3500 horsepower sisters head another load of Carbon County Coal westward up Price River Canyon. The train is just above Lynn and is digging into some of best mountain railroading... (more)
1918-1966 Rains was one of the closely settled coal camps that ran together and was mined by Liberty Fuels. There was a time this area north of helper produced 300 coal cars a day of coal from se... (more)
Heading down into Helper
Westbound Utah Railway from the loadout at CV Spur near Price charges up the bottom of Solider Summit with five up front and six manned mid-train.
Westbound Utah Railway from the loadout at CV Spur near Price charges up the bottom of Solider Summit with five up front and six manned mid-train. This is one of the last signal bridges standing a... (more)
A quartet of Utah Rwy MK500C's were running around their train after loading at Wildcat mine seven miles up the line from Helper
My father grabs a photo of 5771's builder's plate while the Rio Grande Zephyr is serviced at Helper, Utah. At left, my mother and brother Dan keep an eye on the activity. Sept. 1975
The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 17 from Denver is stopped at Helper for a crew change at 6:25 p.m. on June 24, 1976.