Starvation Semaphores. In a classic Santa Fe scene, the Southwest Chief races through the desert ranch lands of Chapelle, New Mexico. Even in 2020, Chapelle Siding is still protecte... (more)
Racing west along the banks of the frigid Colorado River, BNSF 9080 was on the point of a Provo-bound manifest as it rolled through Dell, Colorado. As the short winter day drew to a close, the col... (more)
Amtrak's Southwest Chief slowly crests the summit of Glorieta Pass as it approaches the western control point of Glorieta. The steep grades within this siding would make it a less than idea... (more)
Leaving Lamy. One of the great ironies of railroad history involves the Santa Fe. Arguably the most recognizable railroad company name, the "Santa Fe" originally bypassed the city of Santa ... (more)
Crossing the southernmost tip of the Rocky Mountains, Amtrak's Southwest Chief gives passengers a front row seat to the incredible scenery of New Mexico. While these mountains are scenic, t... (more)
By August of 2016, the searchlight signals located along the UP Moffat Tunnel Subdivision were in their final days. Replacement signals had been installed from Fraser all the way to Bond. In this ... (more)
Big mountains, big trains, big power. Moving heavy trains through the Rocky Mountains is no easy task. 100+ car coal trains often utilize mid train DPUs (Distributed Power Units), such as t... (more)
On a stormy summer afternoon, the sound of a loaded coal train bounces off the walls of Little Gore Canyon. This heavy train is working its way up the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains. Soon th... (more)
Colorado's Western Slope is home to gritty mountain railroading. Heavy trains, deep canyons and treacherous curves are common along this route. Here, a loaded coal train running 2x2x2 thunders thr... (more)
A lengthy MRONY snakes into Gore Canyon as it slowly works up the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. The rapids of the Colorado River have provided rafters with entertainment all week long.
The western slope of the Rocky Mountains consists of tough, rugged terrain. Winding through this region is the UP Moffat Tunnel Subdivision. Trains traveling west out o Denver travel through this ... (more)
A heavy coal train is slowly being dragged up the Price River Canyon by ten (5x5x0) Utah Railway Locomotives. The sound bouncing off the canyon walls was quite impressive.
Union Pacific 7214 drags a heavy coal train out of the Provo Yard as it begins it's journey towards Valmy, NV on the UP Provo Subdivision.
Union Pacific 8085 and a few other power units sit proudly in in the Provo Yard as they await their next assignment.
Union Pacific 5784 helps bring a long loaded grain train through the Echo Canyon in eastern Utah.