A gritty ex.SP AC4400 leads the charge up the 2.4% ramp at Nolan, Utah on a stormy afternoon. The steep grade requires 8 big AC locomotives, all of which can be seen working hard along side High... (more)
The weathered nose logo of Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 “Tunnel Motor” No. 5371 at Helper, Utah, on May 6, 2004.
Setting sun's last rays catch this freight heading towards Helper along Highway 6 in Utah
Rio Grande SD40T-2s No. 5353, 5373, 5401, and 5410 drift into Helper Yard at the Art Deco style Janet Street bridge on April 20, 2000.
The year may be 2000 and the date may be April 1st, but the presence of Rio Grande tunnel motors in Helper, Utah was no joke. D&RGW 5345 shoves on the rear of Union Pacific's Denver to Salt Lake C... (more)
UP 5548 leads the Eastbound MRONY into Helper with the unique balance rock structure on top of the cliffs.
A six-pack of Rio Grande SD40T-2s drift through Helper Yard prior to cutting into a 100 car coal train for the steep climb to Soldier Summit. In the group are DRGW 5390, DRGW 5342, DRGW 5373, DRGW... (more)
The daily "at the time" Utah coal train for Intermountain Power screams up Solider Summit. Twelve big DC traction 6 motor locomotives move the heavy coal train up the 2.4% plank towards Solider S... (more)
Rio Grande SD40T-2s No. 5345, 5401, and 5360 switch the inbound Dirt Train at Helper Yard on July 22, 1999. The small red roofed building to the right served as a waiting room with a phone for rea... (more)
Union Pacific's Helper Yard as viewed from Hill Street west of the Price River on June 19, 1999. Present in the yard are D&RGW SD40T-2s No. 5342, 5390, 5345, 5360, 5385, 5376, 5401 and 5400. By al... (more)
Amtrak's Eastbound California Zephyr glides thru the curves at Kyune with 14 cars in tow and the phase I heritage engine leading.
Amtraks California Zephyr comes into the small town of Helper,UT after its sprint across the desert from Green River
A group of Rio Grande tunnel motors have been fueled, sanded, and are ready for work at Helper Yard on March 14, 1999.
A matched set of Rio Grande tunnel motors are staged at Helper Yard to cut into an inbound Savage coal train to assist on the climb to Soldier Summit.
Union Pacific's world famous steam 4-8-4 No. 844 leads an 18 car NRHS passenger special out of Helper, meeting a CSMGV-21 coal train along the way. June 23, 1997