Grand Junction is a scheduled 20 min stop for the CZ, but many days the train runs early and passengers get up to an hour to wander around the platform. Today is one of those days, and it seemed l... (more)
California Zephyr #6, running about 30 minutes behind schedule, makes a smoke stop at Grand Junction, CO. The building on the right is the old Rio Grande station, complete with stained glass mural... (more)
The Phase III heritage P42 basks in the evening sun as it leads the Westbound California Zephyr.
Two BNSF dash 9's, awaiting their next assignment, idle in Grand Junction.
Westbound RGZ stopped for fuel at Grand Junction, thunderstorm brewing to the east. Taken standing within the 150' property line of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad with the full consent a... (more)
Action at Grand Junction: Union Pacific’s Rio Grande Heritage locomotive No. 1989 is on the point of a Operation Lifesaver passenger special at Grand Junction, Colorado, and is getting fueled up f... (more)
An eastbound piggyback passes Grand Junction Yard behind 3114, 3126 and 5347 in August 1985.
The westbound RGZ departs Grand Junction with the usual power of 5771,5762,and 5763 along with 8 cars. A great looking train!
The Eastbound California Zephyr rounds the curve out of the Grand Junction Depot right on time. The phase IV heritage engine contrasts nicely with the red rock of the Colorado National Monument in... (more)
An on time Amtrak #6 slows for a station stop and crew change with the phase IV heritage engine on the point. This is AMTK 184's first trip on the Zephyr and I was lucky enough to be laying over i... (more)
Watering of the dome car Silver colt and other cars of the D&RGW Zephyr at Grand Junction
Inside a Dome car of the D&RGW Zephyr
D&RGW Zephyr westbound. Watering of the Dome Observation car Silver Sky at Grand Junction.
With the air temperature hovering around 90 degrees in the shade, it's a warm summer day in Grand Junction, Colorado, but Denver & Rio Grande Western dining car chef Gilbert Espinoza is enjoying t... (more)
Relatively young GP40 3057 is surrounded by "old timers" GP9's 5942 and 5951, SD7 5304, while chop-nose SD9 5305 works the hump at East Yard, Grand Junction, in October 1981.