The Rio Grande Zephyr begins its 570-mile westward journey to Salt Lake City promptly at 7:30 on March 19, 1983. Waiting to board on the adjacent track is the Rio Grande Ski Train.
There's a summer thunderstorm with driving rain, but the Union Station shed - in spite of hundreds of leaks - offers a dry vantage point to watch an inbound freight from Dothan pass by. In 1973, ... (more)
Bitterly cold weather has caused Amtrak to cancel or delay a number of morning trains on the Northeast Corridor. A large crowd of passengers is waiting patiently for their chance to board.
After returning to Portland with the excursion train to the NRHS Convention in Tacoma Washington, Southern Pacific 4449 splits from the rest of it's train to continue on to the roundhouse.
Punctuated by dome-observation Silver Sky, the Rio Grande Zephyr pauses in Denver Union Station after arriving from Grand Junction. Soon the consist will be taken away for servicing. Tomorrow, the... (more)
The Rio Grande Ski Train threads its way out of Denver Union Station.
The Rio Grande Ski Train begins its journey to Winter Park. Along with the regular train of ex-NP coaches, two dome cars not needed for today's Zephyr are included in the consist.
The dwarf signal tells us that we are alongside Kansas City Terminal Railway tracks at Union Station, where nameless Train 15, formerly the Kansas City Rocket, is just rolling in from Minneapolis-... (more)
Awaiting its departure time at Washington DC's Union Station, Amtrak AEM-7AC 948 is in charge of one of the carrier's many, many Northeast Regional trains, which connect population centers ... (more)
It's Saturday morning at Denver Union station. On the left, the Rio Grande Zephyr is boarding, in anticipation of its 7:30 departure to Salt Lake City. On the right, the Rio Grande ski train is wa... (more)
Tower K, constructed in 1906, is located in Washington DC's Union Station, and controls the movements of all Amtrak, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) train... (more)
The Rio Grande Zephyr
Historic Union Station building of Denver from 1881 and 1914, together with the brand new canopy in the blue hour.
New commuter trainsets for Denver's RTD FasTracks "Eagle P3" project, due to start in 2016. The 33 two car trainsets are assembled by Hyundai Rotem in Philadelphia, the car bodies come f... (more)
The new futuristic canopy over the 6 (in total 8) stump tracks of the rebuilt Denver Union Station. Now the daily "California Zephyr" of Amtrak is serving Denver Union Station again and ... (more)