Entering Bootlegger Canyon
The Potash local is nearing Bootlegger Canyon and the tunnel leading to Intrepid Potash among the iron rich geology of Moab, Utah. Shot on Ma... (more)
Dutifully crawling along the Cane Creek Branch to Intrepid Potash the local is nearing its destination. The surprising geology along the Colorado River in... (more)
Kane Creek Geology
In the land of the Arches one might get the impression from the geology surrounding the inbound potash local of the origins of these mythical formation... (more)
In a very mars-like scene, the Potash local heads south through Bootlegger Canyon, winding along the icy Colorado River with two SD70M's leading the way.
The Potash Local passes through bootlegger canyon on their way back towards Grand Junction.
The Potash Local passes through bootlegger canyon on their way to Moab.
The Potash Local passes through bootlegger canyon.
The Potash Local passes through a rock cut on their way to Moab.
A couple SD70M’s pull their train of empties for Potash uphill after leaving the Green River Sub, with the La Sal mountains in the background.
Colorado River Majesty
In its most intense form and repeat visits at various times of the year, the iron in these rocks will play a ballet with the tertiary pallet. Union Pacif... (more)
In the Valley of Red
June late morning light commands the intense red color of the iron from the magic of Moab. Southbound for Potash the local makes its way down along the mig... (more)
Completely disconnected from the thought that there would be a train on this day, I found the Potash Local making its journey to its namesake completely on accident t... (more)
UP 4623 (SD70M), 2167 (SD62), 1481 (GP40-2) & 1019 (GP60) head the Potash Local back to Grand Junction.
A couple of hikers take a break to watch UP's once a week Potash train enter Bootlegger Canyon with 10 car loads. The 1.5 mile trail behind the train leads to the famous Corona Arch.
With seven empty hoppers for the Potash facility in Moab, LDG51B is seen passing some of the beautiful red rock formations along the Cane Creek Sub with a pair of UP 70M's for power.