Deseret Power Ry’s afternoon loaded train is at the very summit of the railroad’s high point, Holum Pass. The usual 44 cars are following behind the 3 E-60’s. In a little less than an hour the tra... (more)
The unloading process at Bonanza is finished and 3 of Deseret Power Railway’s E-60 electrics are pulling its empty train around the loop track to head back to the Deserado Mine loader in Colorado.... (more)
It's 4:30 PM and Deseret Power Ry's afternoon train has just left the loadout. The morning crew had loaded the afternoon train on their return from taking the AM train to Bonanza and back. The swi... (more)
Having just left the loadout, a trio of Deseret Power E60's climbs the grade towards Dinosaur, Colorado.
This slightly overpowered Deseret Power Ry. work train is dumping ballast right at the Colorado/Utah state line. The topography between Mormon Gap, Colorado and Coyote Basin, Utah is this elevat... (more)
The Deseret Power Ry. has just finished unloading its 44 car trainload of coal at Utah’s Bonanza Power Plant. It is just getting up to speed heading east back to the loading and shop area in weste... (more)
Deseret Power Ry's afternoon loaded coal train has just exited Mormon Gap Colorado. Actually most of the train is still in this narrow cleft in Raven Ridge. Upon exiting the Gap, the rails turn ha... (more)
Posing for her portrait like a prom queen, Deseret Power Ry. #DPR-4 is just out of the shop with new paint and a new name. #4 was the first of the railroad’s 4 active locomotives to get the new pa... (more)
Eastbound unit coal empties of Deseret Power Railway swing through a sweeping “s curve” at milepost 24 in colorful and remote Coyote Basin, Utah, on October 20, 2015.
Deseret Power DPR-1 is at the loader at the Deserado Mine. A conveyor carries coal from the prep building to the loader.
A Deseret Power loaded coal train swings west toward Mormon Gap as it takes a load of black diamonds to the power plant in Bonanza, Utah.
An empty coal train leaves the power plant at Bonanza (visible on the horizon) and heads back to the Deserado Mine near Dinosaur, Colo.
After unloading at the Deseret Power Bonanza power plant in the background, the string of empties streaks across the Utah desert on its way back to the Colorado mine.
Westbound coal for Bonanza snakes through Mormon Gap under wire.
Yes, the Deseret Power Ry occasionally does something other than haul coal. This day they ran a work train. The short train is seen here just after they finished dumping 3 of these side dump cars.... (more)