If you've never been inspired by either of the Danneman's, you must not have a pulse. This shot was 100% inspired by Mike Danneman's shot - http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=42105 - al... (more)
UP's Potash Local continues its journey down the line, nearing the Uranium tailings loadout and the entrance to Arches National Park.
UP's Potash Local eases downgrade to the level of the Colorado River with two GPs and 12 cars for the final leg into the Intrepid Mine at the end of the line.
UP's once-a-week Potash Local nears the Intrepid mine at the end of the line. Truly an amazing piece of engineering, where the Colorado River, the highway, and the railroad all squeeze through a ... (more)
Just a few miles north of Intrepid Potash's mine at aptly-named Potash, the Cane Creek Sub begins a 1.2% grade for northbound trains. With no load from the mine this day, the Potash Local makes e... (more)
The Cane Creek Sub may not be known for its traffic density, but it is certainly known for it's scenery. The Sunday-only "Potash Local" slowly works it's way through one of the cuts jus... (more)
UP's Potash Local slowly works it way toward the mine at the end of the line as awe-inspiring red cliffs and blue skies encourage pixels to be exposed by the millions.
A pair of UP GP40-2s lead the Potash Local into the mine at the end of the branch, breaking free of the narrow canyon as amazing red cliffs climb for the sky in the background.
UP's Potash Local heads for home as it bends around the Colorado River on its way for Brendel and then on to Grand Junction, CO.
UP's Potash Local heads south to the mine on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend behind a pair of clean GP40-2s and 12 cars. The eight empty covered hoppers will be dropped at the mine and the loc... (more)
A few miles north of Moab, UT, the Potash Local is seen rolling through some of the spectacular scenery on the return trip up the Cane Creek Branch with the snow capped La Sal Mountains looming in... (more)
The Potash Local heads back north as it approaches Bootlegger Canyon on the return trip.
UP's Potash local cutting through the Colorado River Canyon on the approach to Potash.
As the Potash Local exits Bootlegger Canyon it meets up with the Colorado River and Hwy 279 for the last few miles to Potash.