Denver & Rio Grande Western [Southern Pacific]
Helper, Utah
September 3, 1995

Helper, Utah, on the Denver & Rio Grande Western, is all about power: power to assist heavy trains over the steep grade up to Soldier Summit and braking power to control trains' descent down the other side. Here, in spite of the 1988 name change to Southern Pacific, is at least one unit in Rio Grande colors in what appears to be deceptively new paint

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