Rail Pictures from Utah

Just a few of the rail related photographs we took in Utah which didn’t quite fit into the previous blog entries.

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Union Pacific Railroad’s 4014 and 844 at Ogden, Utah. The next morning both locomotives were double heading the UP train back to Cheyenne through the Echo Canyon.


DSC00702-1.jpgUPRR’s 833 at the railroads museum next to Ogden Station.



Experimental gas turbine locomotive number 26 at the Ogden UPRR museum. For more on these locomotives click here.



A World War II memorial (a French railroad freight car)



A “Frontrunner” Wabtec MP36PH-3C diesel electric locomotive waiting for departure at Ogden Station. Frontrunner trains run push-pull, with the locomotive usually at the north end. Frontrunner trains run between Ogden and Provo. Trains seem to be well patronized. The track is good and trains run a a pretty good clip:



The “cab car” on the same train. Trains are mainly double deck Bombardier coaches with an occasional former New Jersey Transit “Comet” car thrown in.


Something I noticed on the coaches. One axle in a truck has disc brakes, while the other axle has old-fashioned brake shoes:


Anybody have any idea what the reason for this would be?



The old Union Pacific rail station in Salt Lake City. The new station is a few blocks away serving Amtrak, Frontrunner, the TRAX light rail system and the UTA bus lines.



Salt Lake City rail station



A Utah Transit Authority (UTA) “TRAX” Siemens light rail unit at Salt Lake City station.



Almost all the TRAX services run with multiple units. Every time we used the system the cars were devoid of passengers.



Number 40, a 1910 Baldwin 4-6-0, at the Northern Nevada Railway in Ely, Nevada.



Number 109, a 1950 ALCO RS-3 diesel-electric locomotive, also at the Northern Nevada Railway.



Number 296, a 1954 EMD diesel electric GP 9 on the Heber Valley Railway, wich would derail within moments after this picture was taken! Read about it here.

I have also done a little video. It’s a bit of a hodgepodge. Still, it’s entertaining. Click for it here.


All photos by Bradford Wing and Ralf Meier (iPhone 8, Sony RX 100 II, iPhone X, Sony A6500)


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