Salida was once a railroad town, where Rio Grande had a large dual gauge yard, two roundhouses, company hospital and many other functions necessary for a busy division point. Narrow gauge trains f... (more)
Once a railroad town…Salida was once a railroad town, where Rio Grande had a large dual gauge yard, two roundhouses, company hospital and many other functions necessary for a busy divis... (more)
UP844 roars alongside the Arkansas River near Texas Creek. The Union Pacific closed Tennessee Pass in 1997, but they sent it out in STYLE!
Tennessee Pass Line under a full moon nearly 18 years after the last revenue train traversed the line in 1997.
D&RGW’s truncated Train 2, “Royal Gorge,” is loading passengers and about to depart Salida, Colo. for its trip back to Denver.
Union Pacific gives its tribute to Tennessee Pass. The 844 lead this passenger excursion up the Canyons of Arkansas River on the former Rio Grande's Tennessee Pass Line.
On the Tennessee Pass route, three D&RGW GP40-2's have Tempo ski train cars in tow along the Arkansas River through Brown Canyon near Salida, Colo. The cars were lettered "Pacific Rim RR" and we... (more)
UP844 on the Tennessee Pass Farewell tour. The line of rail enthusiasts was miles long. Some of the railfans can be seen bumper to bumper on the highway below.
DRGW freight working near Salida, CO.Editorial Note: Thanks to Ron Flanary for the caption assistance.
5379, 3041 and 5322 head eastbound with #148 near Salida in September 1981
Tennessee Pass Route in Salida, Colorado. I'm too young to remember trains on this route, but through pictures and using my imagination I can see why others wish it would reopen.
A westbound empty coal from Pueblo, behind 5377 5390 5389 and 5349, runs through open ground near Salida on the Tennessee Pass line in March 1982.
GP30's 3008 and 3016 sit at Garfield with a loaded train from Monarch while the crew takes a crib break in October 1981.
3008 3016 stand at the "Zig"(?) end of the Monarch Branch "Zig-Zag" at Garfield at the end of October 1981, the crew probably in the local diner for lunch. An inconveniently located small wooden "... (more)
pacing westbound along state highway 291