Minturn yard—1985 Rio Grande’s Minturn yard at the western base of a three percent climb over Tennessee Pass was an important location on the railroad’s map. It was a crew change point ... (more)
Riding to a switchBrakeman A.J. “Allen” Sillitoe rides the steps of Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 No. 5371 to the next switch while setting out dirt train cars at Wash, Utah, on October 25, 20... (more)
Swinging through the “S” curve at Mounds, Utah, is Union Pacific’s LJP45 local nearing the approach signal for the junction with the main line a trip back Helper on February 5, 2004. Rio Grande EM... (more)
On June 22, 2004, Union Pacific’s LJP45 local out of Helper, Utah, was returning to town entering the yard when the lead truck of Rio Grande SD40T-2 No. 5349 derailed on the switch to Yard Track 2... (more)
D&RGW Consolidation 315, built in 1895, has lived a storied life. It sits this beautiful morning in Chama, NM, after its 2007 restoration returned it to useful service.
Fresh looking Rio Grande #5516 leads a detouring Grand Jct. to Norfolk Western/Kansas City manifest train Eastbound down the Moffat Tunnel line.
On a cold evening in Sparks, NV, Rio Grande GP60 No. 3154 idles in the yard awaiting its next assignment. In the distance one can the abundant snow on the mountains as well as the busy Nugget Casi... (more)
A Rio Grande SD40T-2/SD50 duo drifts downgrade with eastbound empty hoppers at Kyune, Utah.
A westbound grain train is slowed in its journey as it slowly grinds upgrade on the Rio Grande near Colton, Utah.
The Speno rail grinding train is paying a visit to the Rio Grande main line over Soldier Si,,it, seen here at Colton, Utah. I have to think that this was an unpopular assignment with the crews, as... (more)
A Westbound Rio Grande manifest is making quick work of climbing to Soldier Summit, Utah. Here it curves under the highway overpass at Colton.
An eastbound Rio Grande intermodal train, possibly train 100, passes through a winter wonderland as it crests the grade at Soldier Summit, Utah.
An eastbound Rio Grande manifest passes the remains of the yard at Soldier Summit, Utah. Cattle pens and a loading ramp can be seen above the lead SD50. To the left of the pens is the wye where he... (more)
Glenwood Canyon, Colorado has several short railroad tunnels along the Rio Grande main line. Here the Rio Grande Zephyr emerges from one of them.
Eastbound coal rolls through Glenwood Canyon, Colorado.