Provo's Rio Grande Zephyr fan club was on hand to greet the arrival of No. 17, Dec. 1974.
Nearly five years after the D&RGW/SP merger it was still possible to see trains led by solid lash-ups of Rio Grande power. With the Denver skyline receding in the distance, a westbound work extra ... (more)
In my opinion, if you are going to substitute a freight engine on a classic streamliner, do it right! A stylish EMD GP30 leads the Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 17, stopped briefly at Provo station.... (more)
The last Rio Grande tunnel motor to work the Helper, UT-based "Dirt Train" leads empties west out of Sunnyside for Mounds where the train will rejoin the main (Green River Sub). As of the date of... (more)
Having seen active service from 1962 to 1998, this privately owned GP30 waits for a thorough restoration to bring it back to its former glory. It is currently stored along with a work train at th... (more)
A pair of EMD GP9s pull Rio Grande's Tintic Local through rural Leland on June 22, 1975.
A quartet of second generation EMDs pull a heavy lumber drag through the lower horseshoe curve at Gilluly. Sept. 1974
The Rio Grande Zephyr meets an eastbound freight in the lower horseshoe curve at Gilluly. Sept. 1974
Rio Grande's Geneva Turn kicks up a little snow at Provo Junction on Dec. 14, 1975.
The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 18 snakes through the scenic Red Narrows of Spanish Fork Canyon. Nov. 1974
The Silver Sky dome observation car trails the Rio Grande Zephyr through Springville on a misty October morning in 1974.
On a moonlit October evening in '75, the Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 17 makes a brief stop at Provo station.
A brand spanking new EMD GP40-2 leads a Rio Grande lumber train through the Red Narrows of Spanish Fork Canyon. Sept. 1974
The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 18 departs Thistle on its daylong journey from Salt Lake City to Denver. Nov. 2, 1975
Bob Pace of Thistle, Utah purchased D&RGW caboose 01120 from the Rio Grande in 1960. It was built at D&RGW's Burnham Shops in Denver in 1924. The caboose became a local landmark along Hwy. 6 until... (more)