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Images by Scott Borchardt
EB BNSF at Kyune, UT  |  DRGW units in Helper, UT

Utah Railway at Soldier Summit, UT  |  DRGW helpers at Nolan & Kyune, UT
Utah Railway Coal Train at Kyune, UT

Kyune, Utah
Sunday, 25 June, 2000.

These eastbound BNSF C44-9W's were shot near the east end of the Kyune siding on Sunday.

Helper, Utah
Sunday, 25 June, 2000.

I thought this was an interesting shot of the Rio Grande speed lettering through the intake screens of another D&RGW SD40T-2.

Soldier Summit, Utah.
Monday, June 26, 2000.

Here is a Utah Railway SD40,  # 9003, that was shutdown and parked at the top of Soldier Summit sometime during the night of June 25th. This unit had a crew working on it Monday the 26th. It must have had a serious problem because it was still there when we left the pass on Tuesday the 27th.

Nolan Tunnels
Monday, June 26, 2000.

This mixed manifest had two SP AC4400's on the head end and three D&RGW SD40T-2 tunnel motors cut in mid train. Here they are exiting the west end of the Nolan tunnel.
Kyune, Utah
Monday, June 26, 2000.

Here are 3 D&RGW SD40T-2's # 5347, 5354 and 5392 drifting back down to Helper Utah after being cut out of a UP mixed manifest train at the summit.

Kyune, Utah


Here is a Utah Railway mixed coal train going west past the Kyune siding. On the head end are four SD40's pulling for all they're worth up the 2% grade but there is more...
...Here comes the tail of this train with five more SD40's and an former ATSF SD45 pushing hard. That's about 30,000 horsepower at work! It sounded great as it went by at 15 miles per hour.

All of these images are copyrighted work of Scott Borchardt, 2000.  Email Scott about his photos. 
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