One of the huge losses insofar as scenic lines was the Rio Grande route via Tennessee Pass that carried just enough traffic to keep things interesting. I was working as relief agent at Minturn and... (more)
It is pretty rare that Union Pacific’s west local out of Denver ventures any further west than Rocky Spur, but on a snowy February 18, 2001, it made a trip upgrade. The three Rio Grande GP40-2s ... (more)
Rio Grande's Helper Local departs Provo Junction with empties retrieved off the Tintic Branch in Spanish Fork.
A second section of Rio Grande lumber drag No. 26 rolls east through Provo Junction on the afternoon of Oct. 10, 1987. This perspective was captured from the Provo Center Street ramp leading to no... (more)
Rio Grande's eastbound Railblazer train #102 meets a fine stand of triple searchlight signals at the west end of 26 miles of single main track between Pipe Mill (near Geneva Steel) and Midvale. Wh... (more)
Having topped 7440 ft. Soldier Summit, a long heavy lumber drag (interchanged with the Southern Pacific at Ogden) prepares to activate dynamic braking for the 25 mile descent to Helper, Utah.
A train of coal from the Horse Canyon and Sunnyside mines climbs westward on the approach to Soldier Summit. A two unit helper set is shoving on the rear of the train. Note the single track mainli... (more)
A trainload of Carbon County Railway coal from the Horse Canyon mine heads west toward Soldier Summit, bound for the United States Steel's Geneva Works.
Eastbound #234 nears the end of its climb up to the west portal of the Moffat Tunnel - 3111, 3061 and 3117 approach Winter Park in February 1982.
The westbound California Zephyr, headed by DRGW 3111 and Amtrak 318 296, takes the siding at Plainview to cross an eastbound freight in September 1985. On the rear of the train is PV 107 "Otto Kul... (more)
DRGW 3111 sits patiently awaiting a new crew to continue switching in Roydale area on Denver's East Side.
DRGW 3111 West on a Carbon County Railway coal drag awaits the passage of Rio Grande Zephyr #17 at Colton, Utah.
Eastbound 36th Street Yard to Roydale Local on shoo-fly passing soon to be demolished Stapleton Airport railroad tunnels. UP Limon Subdivision, AKA Kansas Pacific line.