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Photo ID: 586611

A six-pack of Rio Grande SD40T-2s drift through Helper Yard prior to cutting into a 100 car coal train for the steep climb to Soldier Summit. In the group are DRGW 5390, DRGW 5342, DRGW 5373, DRGW... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Helper, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5390
Train ID: Second Help
Photo Date: September 18, 1999


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By: James Belmont

Added: Aug 22, 2016

Views: 8,879
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Photo ID: 586457

With the 488 on the point and 487 helping mid-train, a long westbound train, probably at the limit of 70 cars, is strung out along the hillside above Los Pinos River west of Rock Tunnel. The rear... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1964


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By: John West

Added: Aug 21, 2016

Views: 730
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 586248

The “dirt train” out of Helper approaches the west switch at Mounds, Utah, on November 22, 2003. A light dusting of snow has frosted the remarkable textures of the high desert as Rio Grande Tunnel... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Mounds, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5349
Train ID: UP LJP45
Photo Date: November 22, 2003


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 18, 2016

Views: 964
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 586184

A long eastbound train rounds Tanglefoot curve east of Cumbres. Tanglefoot may or may not have been a term used by the railroaders, it does not appear in any timetables or special instructions, bu... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Antonito, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1963


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By: John West

Added: Aug 18, 2016

Views: 3,363
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Favorited: 38

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Photo ID: 586034

Rio Grande 5345, from D&RGW's first order for 15 SD40T-2s, leads a heavy 136 train through Spanish Fork Canyon on Sept. 26, 1987.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Rio, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5345
Train ID: DRGW 136
Photo Date: September 26, 1987


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By: James Belmont

Added: Aug 16, 2016

Views: 851
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 585779

Under a blanket of low hanging clouds, a westbound Rio Grande manifest thunders through the reverse curve just east of Thompson, Utah.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Thompson, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5328
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 23, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 13, 2016

Views: 1,158
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Favorited: 33

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Photo ID: 585725

Running from mounting afternoon storms, a westbound automotive train charges across the Utah desert near Floy.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Floy, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3109
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 19, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 13, 2016

Views: 623
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 585680

Rolling through the desert moonscape at Floy, Utah, a late-afternoon Rio Grande manifest rolls east toward Colorado.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Floy, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3104
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 19, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 12, 2016

Views: 1,646
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Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 585631

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)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Floy, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5409
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 19, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 12, 2016

Views: 2,744
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Favorited: 41

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Photo ID: 585581

Short, Fast Freights

Saddled with two rugged mountain crossings, of the Rockies in Colorado and the Wasatch in Utah, the Rio Grande developed an operational philosophy to be compet... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Floy, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3109
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 22, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 11, 2016

Views: 3,100
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Favorited: 46

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Photo ID: 585504

With storms brewing near the Book Cliffs, a Rio Grande manifest rolls across the desert near Grassy, Utah.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Grassy, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5317
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 22, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 10, 2016

Views: 2,848
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Favorited: 32

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Photo ID: 585480

All is silent on the Gunnison Line... The Denver & Rio Grande Western stretched westward toward the booming gold mines of the mighty west bound for mines near Crested Butte and points west... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Gunnison , Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 04408
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: July 06, 2016


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Aug 09, 2016

Views: 4,388
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Photo ID: 585320

Viewed from the Royal Gorge suspension bridge, Rio Grande train 788 negotiates the narrowest section of the Gorge. Originating at the Roadside Mine at Cameo, Colorado, this train of coal has succe... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Royal Gorge, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: DRGW 788
Photo Date: May 12, 1985


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 08, 2016

Views: 2,448
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Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 585293

SW1000 switches the North Yard lead in August 1996. The old EMD built in 1966 could not be MU'd to anything, so it was always a lone switcher...

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1000
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW142
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1996


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 08, 2016

Views: 653
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Photo ID: 584130

Perched high atop the Royal Gorge, DRGW's 2-8-4 499 sits through a passing rain shower as clouds begin to encase the southern Colorado landscape.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Royal Gorge , Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 499
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: July 07, 2016


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Jul 28, 2016

Views: 1,192
Comments: 2

Favorited: 7

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