Union Pacific’s daily through manifest train the MRONY has just hit the steepest part of the eastward climb to Soldier Summit. This location in Spanish Fork Canyon is called Detour, named for a 19... (more)
A rare DC powered MRONY is approaching the west switch of Kyune, Utah on UP’s Provo Sub. Just around the corner the descending grade increases to a max. of 2.4%.
After meeting a westbound coal train at Cliff Siding, UP 2654 leads the eastbound MRONY out of Cliff and down to Denver.
Union Pacific’s #8513 is in charge of the daily Roper, Utah to North Yard, Colorado manifest freight today. The train is slugging it out on the 2% grade at Gilluly on the ascent to Soldier Summit ... (more)
After a 25 mile eastward descent from Soldier Summit, with grades up to 2.4%, the Union Pacific MRONY is just now rolling into Helper Yard, Utah. It will have an easier time on the 175 mile trip f... (more)
The MRONY heads east into a spring snow squall. Just minutes earlier the sun had been brightly shining and by the time we reach Sagers it would shining again.
Rolling again after the shutdown of the Moffat Tunnel Sub. for flood repairs, UP's MRONY eases downgrade towards Helper at Castlegate, Utah.
This days eastbound Union Pacific manifest train, the MRONY, is just about to hit the 2.4% downgrade along the Price River. Location is Kyune on the Provo Sub.
UP's freight MRONY curves through Pinecliffe (Cliff siding on the railroad) on a snowy spring day in the Colorado Rockies.
For a while after the UP merger it was possible to catch solid Rio Grande power on the manifests between Roper and North Yard. I made the trip out to photograph these trains as often as I could. H... (more)
UP's daily manifest freight between Roper Yard in Salt Lake City and Denver's North Yard rolls by the switch to the Craig Branch at Orestod, CO on a bitterly cold but clear day.
The MRONY pulls into the little used siding of Azure on UP's Moffat Subdivision. At the right edge of the photo you can see the train they are to meet the CCSWE a coal empty bound for the North Fo... (more)
UP manifest MRONY rolls into the little used siding at Azure for a meet with a coal empty. This view is from Trough Road.