Thunder in the Wasatch
A set of Alco RSD-4 locomotives idle at the Martin Shops while Rio Grande's Ford Fast train departs Helper on an overcast Nov. 19, 1978.
An astonishing NINE classic Alcos assigned as mid-train helpers, work a Utah Railway coal train approach Soldier Summit the afternoon of Sept. 3, 1978. The consist includes RSD-4s No. 301, 300, 30... (more)
In May of 1995, a former Santa Fe F45 (blt. June 1968) was rebuilt by MK in Boise and leased to the Utah Railway Company for six years. Here the 9013 basks in the warm morning sunlight at Martin, ... (more)
A gaggle of Utah Railway SD's line up outside the shop building at Martin, Utah. All is gray and red today at the G&W owned terminal. The UR 6064 (at left) is not so lucky now...it was painted in ... (more)
Using a forklift, a Motive Power employee transports a locomotive axle from the Martin shop to one of Utah Railway's storage sheds. At right, a set of SD50's are spotted, serviced, and ready to sh... (more)
Utah Railway's Martin Locomotive Shop, operated by Boise Locomotive, is viewed from the west hills. Four of Utah Railway's SD50S units are visible with the entire "metro" area of Helper visible in... (more)
Where else but Utah Railway could one find a power combo such as this? MK50-3 #5003 joins a pair of Australian built SD50S units just outside Utah Railway's vintage shop building at Martin. The fo... (more)
A Utah Railway "swing helper" heads east from Martin yard to CV Spur to meet and assist a long coal load west to Soldier Summit.