UP7183 claws at the severe grade in Price River Canyon. A unit train of coal with 7 total locomotives (2x3x2) makes an impressive sight, filling the senses as it blasts skyward towards Solider Su... (more)
Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr train #5 makes a quick station stop at the Rio Grande depot in Helper, Utah. The image was shot on Kodachrome 25 slide film the day after the Summer Solstice, ... (more)
With 90 loads of Wildcat coal on the drawbar, Utah Railway's CUWIPJ-09 rolls timetable west through Spring Canyon. At left is Helper City's Castle Gate Subdivision, a neighborhood comprised of hom... (more)
UP 3647, DRGW 5328 and another UP SD45 bring empties east near Helper. This photo has been in my collection but was not taken by me. No photographer information on slide.
With extra pull from a Rio Grande GP40-2, Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr train #5 departs the D&RGW depot at Helper yard.
Due to a derailment on the UP Overland Route in Wyoming, Amtrak detoured the San Francisco Zephyr via the Rio Grande between Salt Lake City and Denver. Here train #6 departs the D&RGW depot at Hel... (more)
Due to a derailment on the UP Overland Route in Wyoming, Amtrak received permission to detour eastbound train #6, the San Francisco Zephyr, via the Rio Grande between Salt Lake City and Denver. Du... (more)
On July 24, 1981, the Rio Grande Zephyr train #18 rolls to a stop at the D&RGW depot in Helper, Utah. The head end crew will change out and a few passengers will climb on board for the 450 mile jo... (more)
BNSF Railway's Stockton, CA to Denver, CO trackage rights manifest glides east by Pistol Pete's Drive-In on North Main Street in Helper.
Here's a somber moment in time for fans of the Southern Pacific and the Utah Railway Company . . . 11 EMD SD45s and 4 EMD F45s are being scrapped at the Utah Railway yard in Martin. Between 1985-1... (more)
D&RGW 5348 leads and eastbound manifest at Spring Glen, UT.
UP8161 lifts coal up up the 2.4% East slope of Solider Summit. Pulling Gooseneck Curve is the toughest part of the assault. This train is destined for the huge Intermountain Power Project.
D&RGW 3094 East crosses over at Helper, UT.
After making a scheduled stop at the Union Pacific depot, Amtrak's California Zephyr departs Helper, Utah for Denver and points east.
UP 6715 - ex-C&NW 8813 - is heading downgrade in Spanish Fork Canyon with a coal train near Kyune. The unit was involved in a serious accident in 2008 when it rolled down an embankment en route fr... (more)