The operations of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Narrow Gauge maybe long gone, but the railroad still makes its presence in Chama, New Mexico on July 21, 2015.
Threading the Needle in the Flatirons: Now firmly in the tunnel district of the Moffat Road main line, the Rio Grande Zephyr’s power has cleared Tunnel 2. Before the first revenue car clears Tunne... (more)
Engine 463 leads an eastbound extra freight down Tanglefoot Curve as it heads for Antonito, CO.
The Rio Grande Zephyr is well into its climb to the Continental Divide as it rounds the curve to enter Tunnel 1. Having already travelled a little under an hour from Denver, Number 17 still has b... (more)
The Rio Grande Zephyr is nearing the tunnel district as it crosses Route 72 at the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon. Over the next 15 miles, the train will make twenty-nine subterraneous forays before i... (more)
Heading up the Sunnyside Branch on October 25, 2007, Union Pacific’s LJP45 “dirt train” is led by Rio Grande SD40T-2 No. 5371, with wrinkled paint and weathered Rio Grande logo still emblazoning t... (more)
Powered by four Rio Grande Tunnel Motors, Union Pacific’s LJP45 “dirt train” departs Wellington Canyon and heads eastbound into the desert east of Wash, Utah, on July 27, 2002.