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.
When most railfans think of the Utah Railway they usually think of coal trains. But this is a picture of a Utah Railway crude oil train. The transloading of Utah waxy crude to rail is fairly new i... (more)
Amtrak's California Zephyr rolls east into Helper with a new ACS64 (Amtrak Cities Sprinter) along for the ride. Manufactured by Siemens in Sacramento, Amtrak ordered 70 ASC64s in 2013 at a cost of... (more)
Battling 9 degree curves and a 2.4% Ruling Grade, UP8411 west assaults gravity! Soldier Summit, Utah.
A pair of Dash 8 series GE units lead SP's Dirt Train local out of Helper Yard on July 10, 1993. The use of four axle GE power out of Helper, Utah was short lived, as was the haulage of trash via ... (more)
A BNSF grain train ducks under the classic Rio Grande era signal bridge at West Helper.
A light engine move departs Helper Yard for Provo Yard on Dec. 27, 2013. The UP 6238 was built the SP 186 in May 1995.
Southern Pacific's Utah Statehood Centennial Special stops briefly at Helper during its westward journey from Green River to Salt Lake City.
UP7230 crawls up Soldier Summit unassisted, as a light helper returns to Helper to tie-up. Note the ex-CNW AC4400.
Rio Grande's Helper Local nears the end of its journey from Roper Yard, crossing the Price River near Utah Railway Junction on June 17, 1989.