RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 5409 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad EMD SD40T-2 at Floy, Utah by Doug Lilly
 
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» Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
» EMD SD40T-2 (more..)
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» Floy, Utah, USA (more..)
» March 19, 1983
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» DRGW 5409 (more..)
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» Doug Lilly (more..)
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Dusk on the Moon

In his book Never on Wednesday, photographer Mel Patrick called this area of the Utah desert a “moonscape”, and I can’t imagine anywhere on earth that would more closely resemble the lunar surface. Here the sun has ducked below the horizon, but there was still a westbound near and we waited for it. There’s definitely a feel of railroading on the moon.

If you don’t have Never on Wednesday, I highly recommend that you seek a copy. It is a spectacular black and white photo essay about the Rio Grande Zephyr, and includes very thorough coverage of the most remote and scenic locations along the route.
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