Not aware of the freezing temperature, an empty Utah Railways coal train led by UTAH 5003 passes through Colton. 2.6.2014

Standing the cold

We spent the night at a shabby motel in Helper, Utah – it’s good location was the selling argument. On the morning of june 2nd, we only needed a short ride up Price River Canyon to Colton to witness the sunrise. We underestimated the temperature at this altitude though: shorts are not the recommended clothing when it’s -literally- freezing outside! We knew a passenger train … Continue reading Standing the cold

UP's 6770 pulls a coal train up the hill in Price River Canyon. Castle Gate (UT), 1.6.2014

Third time’s a charm

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