The Deseret Power Railroad: Definitely a highlight of the "Spike 150" trip in early May 2019, we were able to find ourselves seeing the isolated and little-seen railroad that is the Dese... (more)
If you want to get away, the Deseret Railway is the place for you! The Deseret exists solely to transport coal from the Deserado Coal Mine to the Bonanza Power Plant, located about 35 miles apart.... (more)
Three of Deseret Power Railroad's GE E60C's lead the evening empty hopper train east underneath Utah route 45, having just departed Deseret Power Electric Cooperative's plant near Bonanza, Utah.
The loaded morning train is heading for the Bonanza, Utah power plant with the 44-car train and DPR E60s, DPR-1, 2 and 4, leading the consist.
The empty morning train is departing the Bonanza, Utah power plant for the Deserado Mine to load the 44-car train with DPR E60s, DPR-1, 2 and 4, leading the consist.
The empty morning train is positioned at the Deserado Mine to load the 44-car train with DPR E60s, DPR-1, 2 and 4, leading the consist.
The 1630 hrs Deseret Power Railroad train, now empty, is returning from the Bonanza power plant to the Blue Mountain Power Deserado Mine loadout near Dinosaur, Colorado, on May 6, with a trio of E... (more)
The 1630 hrs Deseret Power Railroad train is departing the Blue Mountain Power Deserado Mine loadout near Dinosaur, Colorado, on May 6, with a trio of E60s, DRP-1, DRP-2 and DRP-4, as a severe thu... (more)
DPR-1, DPR-2 & DPR-3 leave Coyote Bassin with a loaded coal train and will soon approach target Bonanza Power Plant.
Deseret E60C at the coal loading facility. A Blair Kooistra original Kodachrome slide from my collection.
During a four-week-break of coal digging DPR-1 gets a slight refreshment/overhaul at Deseret Railway shop in Rangely (CO). Photo taken with permission.
My one and only shot of the Deseret Power Railway near Dinosaur, Colorado. On July 26, 2017, the coal train for the Bonanza Power Plant was not loading at the loadout near Deserado Mine, which can... (more)