Late in the afternoon, with the bluffs on the north side of the Colorado River eating up the main line, 5347 storms into view with a long manifest in tow.
The final eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr, behind schedule due to a late bus connection at Glenwood Springs, makes a final journey through De Beque Canyon. For the last several weeks of the more)
Amtrak's Number Five, The California Zephyr, rolls through DeBeque, Colorado on the afternoon of Sunday, August 15, along the route of the old Denver, Rio Grande and Western.
UP daily freight MRODV in DeBeque canyon along Colorado River
Empty coal train starts westward after a meet with a BNSF manifest train. The hoppers on this train were brand new and reflecting the abundant sunshine.
Rio Grande 5396 East skirts the Colorado River at DeBeque as it makes its way east toward Denver with a Southern Pacific Lines freight.
As evening shadows from the cliffs along the Colorado River begin to engulf the right-of-way, 5347 West charges through DeBeque on its way to Salt Lake City.