I have been wanting to take a Monday off for awhile now and go chase the CUSIPJ from Helper to Provo. With in the last month the Utah Railway had started using Union Pacific's power for the train but they do use their power for the helpers. My plan had been to catch it at the Savage coal loadout but that ended up not happening and I instead caught it right around the Nolan tunnels.
Headend: UP 7470 (C45ACCTE), UP 8914 (SD70AH) Helpers: Utah 5002 (MK50-3), Utah 6063 (SD50S), Utah 6064 (SD50S), Utah 6062 (SD50S), Utah 5003 (MK50-3) DPUs: UP 5399 (C45ACCTE), UP :: Location: Price Canyon, UT :: Milepost: Provo Sub, MP 636.13
Location: Price Canyon, UT :: Milepost: Provo Sub, MP Unknown
Location: Colton, UT :: Milepost: Provo Sub, MP 645.93
As I got to Colton it began to rain and by the time I got to my spot and was ready to shoot the train it was a complete down poor. Instead of getting out and taking these pictures I stayed in my car and took these.
Location: Gilluly, UT :: Milepost: Provo Sub, MP 645.93
Due to the down poor I had to skip over the shots I had planned on taking at Soldier Summit but I was able to get some pictures at Gilluly so all was not lost.