Highball Lakepoint, with the Qquirrh Mountain Range for a backdrop.
Of course the ugly one is on the point. Union Pacific 5879 and 7020 lead an afternoon westbound at Warner. The North edge of the town of Tooele, Utah.
Freight cars in and out of Rio Tinto's Kennecott Copper smelter facilities is a big deal. Not only is Union Pacific interchanging with them at Garfield. Utah Railway's brings in trains three day a... (more)
This doesn't have appearance of a 159 car train with one locomotive. But it just kept going, at the 80 car mark was UP 7019 thundering away, and then on the rear end UP 5322. They were doing to ba... (more)
Trying to keep everything strait in this era can be a challenge. Kennecott Copper, owned by Rio Tinto corporation. The railroad contract belongs to RailServe. The two locomotive are GP38-2 GMTX le... (more)
A week later the exact same situation presented it's self. I was heading southbound in moderate evening traffic. I hear the detector at Warner go off. Most likely it's an eastbound. I decide to se... (more)
Union Pacific 6718 and companions are starting to work as they make their way through Lakepoint. It will be a steady climb from Lakepoint to Warner.
Union Pacific 6718 of CNW heritage rounds the point at Lakepoint, Utah. UP 6718 was delivered as CNW 8816.
All stretched out across the Tooele Valley. I learned from a friend, that this train from Mountain Lake, Minnesota. Was a 200 plus car train when it arrived in Salt Lake City. It was split with th... (more)
I had to really hightail it on this one. Eastbounds are down hill through here, and make good time. UP 6660 leads 3046 past the chicken farms in Erda, Utah.
What did I have for lunch today? I had three SD50's to go. I don't usually chase train on my lunch break. But today's opportunity was too much to pass up. The return trip of Provo to Ogden to Prov... (more)
The Roper to Warner (Tooele) to Roper local can result in some big trains. I've heard them tell the dispatcher that they have sometimes 80-100 cars for the return trip.
Cutting it close on the daylight. Union Pacific 8759 and 6922 head westbound, on the western edge of Erda, Utah.
Rush hour on the Lynndyl Subdivision, Running on the previous trains block. UP 5384, 2612, and 8599, rumble through the west side of Tooele, Utah.
Union Pacific 7527, 6261, 5304. Make there way through Erda, in the Tooele Valley. The climb from Lakepoint to Warner. Can really take the momentum out of these trains.