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Old Posted Jan 22, 2011, 9:05 AM
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Has anyone ever heard of the Deseret Power Railroad (Deseret Western Railway)?

It's a rare example of an electrified freight rail service in the United States. It began operations in 1984 with its track built in a loop to connect the Bonanza coal power plant with coal mines in a geographic area between Utah and Colorado. The electrified trains operating on this line have been very economic and continue to operate successfully today.

To find out more follow this link to

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In reading about this and seeing these pictures I can't help but think, why doesn't Union Pacific electrify its freight lines along the Wasatch Front?
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