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.

 

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

 

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

 

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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:

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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.

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

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

 

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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.

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Salt Lake City rail station

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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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