The Overland Route connects Chicago to Oakland, following the grade of the first transcontinenal railroad. It traverses Utah from Ogden over the Great Salt Lake to Tecoma, NV. Still wary for snakes, we didn’t have a choice than to walk between the bushes and rocks to get the next shots we wanted. No reptiles this time, but we encountered this westbound train. Continue reading More snakes?
Sunset over the Salt Lake was magnificent. Menacing, maybe? When the sun had set, while walking back to the car, my friend stepped on something soft, which turned out to be a snake. Needless to say that all of a sudden we felt the urge to increase our pace 🙂 Continue reading Salty sunset
Up to the next memorable photo moments. After a doughnut stop close to Salt Lake City, we headed towards the Great Salt Lake. The last part of the journey was a more than 20km long road straight through the dry wilderness. We met no living soul on the road and silence was extraordinary. Continue reading Straight to the Great Salt Lake
Trains and curves are a good combination. From a visual point of view, not from a technical point of view that is. Kyune is a location on Price River Canyon offering lots of curves. We were about to find out if there would be trains as well. It took a while before one came, but oh did we enjoy the sight of it snaking through … Continue reading Like a snake
After being recopomposed, the train is slowly gaining speed again. The sun was starting to set, indicating almost the end of us following this coal train. 6 hours, and very relaxed, and lots of photos. This was definitely worth the effort. Continue reading And off we go again
Enjoying the beautiful sunny evening, we drove on through the canyon, following the train. We found it stopped at Colton, on top of the hill. This is where the mid-train helper locomotives were taken out. If you look good, you can see them on the photo, through the heat waves. The train will continue its trip donw spanish Fork Canyon with 2 engines in front … Continue reading Cut and paste
It was obvious that no real effort from our part was needed to make some more photos of this train. We took our time packing our stuff and continueing the road up the canyon. The road follows the line rather well, so it’s easy to find new locations, even without having been there before. In no time we had passed the hard-working rear and middle … Continue reading Taking our time
Sometimes all you need to do is turn around. A rear helper was definitely necessary to get this heavy train up the hill. What you can’t see on the photo are the mid-train helpers. No need to tell the heavy train was rolling by really slowly. A treat for our eyes and ears! Continue reading Just turn around
We had our photo, and after assuring nothing more was coming we continued north. We took our time, booking a room at a motel in the meantime, and looking for a new spot to photograph a train. Price River Canyon offers some good possibilities for spectacular shots. Our first stop was at Castle Gate. And again, after only a few minutes waiting a train came … Continue reading Third time’s a charm
After lunch in Green River, we started looking for a new photo ocation and found this one. The place is called Cedar according to the Atlas, but apart from a level crossing there’s nothing to see 🙂 After only a few minutes, we heard the rumble of a train in the distance, and a few more minutes later the same coal train we saw earlier … Continue reading Have I seen you before?