SALT LAKE GARFIELD & WESTERN is the remnant of an interurban line that once ran west of Salt Lake City to the edge of the Great Salt Lake since 1916. It now operates at the city end only. DS5, a GE 65 Ton, scurries back to the Salt Lake City UT engine house. 5 October 1994. - mike-walker
Shortlines are those small companies which toil away on branch and secondary lines providing a vital link between customers and the big main line roads. Some have been in business since their lines were built others have come about by taking on lines the big boys deemed uneconomic. Whilst some shortlines use locos still bearing the faded colours of former owners, many have impressive, colourful paint schemes. As with most things, the shortline world is changing as a few conglomerates sweep up the independents.