Rolling through the desert moonscape at Floy, Utah, a late-afternoon Rio Grande manifest rolls east toward Colorado.
Five EMD GP40s lead Rio Grande train 181 just outside of Spanish Fork Canyon on May 14, 1988.
A second section of SP's ROGJM climbs the Mapleton Bench with an interesting mix of owned, merged, and leased power.
Rio Grande unit grain train 181 descends Soldier Summit with a five pack of GP40s in full dynamic on May 14, 1988.
Rio Grande lumber drag 126 climbs through Detour in Spanish Fork Canyon on March 20, 1988. US Highway 6 follows the path of Soldier Creek near the old Tucker rest stop. The highway was relocated h... (more)
Rio Grande train 126 pauses briefly while a two unit rear helper is added at Sutro on March 20, 1988. The Grande's mothballed fleet of SD45s had been reactivated to serve and clean D&RGW 5315 is s... (more)
I won't forget how upset my railfan companion became when the Rio Grande Zephyr rounded the big curve at Thompson with a 'freight' engine on the point. Several expletives were uttered followed by ... (more)
Having met a train of westbound coal empties, 3104 3077 and 3070 takes the main though Troublesome, east of Kremmling in June 1981.
Near the start of Glenwood Canyon, westbound freight #71 makes its way through Allen behind 3104 3074 3021 3072, catching a little brightness on an otherwise overcast March day in 1982. This was t... (more)
Rolling off the Soldier Summit grade, 3104 East meets 5507 West, which is about to depart Helper Yard.