The Utah Midland is a twenty mile shortline that hauls coal from the mines in Spring Canyon. The HO scale occupies 13 by 30 feet of Al Lindop’s basement. The extraordinary three times around dogbone track allows for an excessive amount of track in a dense area. The track plan is unbelievable, and Al continues to improve it. Over the past 20 years, the layout has been revised and remodeled several times.
Following the Voyage of the Utah Midland
In part two of the 7-part Utah Midland Railway series, Allen Keller narrates the journey of an engine as it begins its motion out of Spring Canyon. The engine makes its way through Tanner’s Cut, Miller Pass, and Lockwood. The engine passes by several large coal mines, a miner supply company, miner shacks, and a few stores before the line loops under itself and returns Spring Canyon Yard.
Allen provides a first-hand look into the Utah Midland. You’ll get a glimpse at the track, the scratch built mines, and the sandstone cliffs. In the part three of the 7-part Utah Midland series, Allen recounts the operations of the Utah Midland as it travels the lines throughout the day.