Denver & Rio Grande Western had a narrow gauge main line that penetrated the Black Canyon of the Gunnison between Gunnison and Montrose, Colorado. This line was abandoned in 1949 and in 1960, much... (more)
Rebuilt at Burnham in 1969 as a Tool Car, this old 40 foot DRGW Boxcar began life in the 1940's.... This car still has a place on the Union Pacific in 2017, complete with roofwalk and high brake.... (more)
DRGW's Colorado Zephyr emerges from a short tunnel in Glenwood Canyon next to the Shoshone Dam. Today I-70 passes directly over the B units and into the a tunnel here.
The hottest train on the Rio Grande the Railblazer, is set to depart Salt Lake Cities Roper yard. It's a late winter evening as the train prepares for it's overnight journey to Denver.
Nearly two decades have passed since the last freight train rumbled through this passage and polished the rails at the continental divide. Today the famous Tennessee Pass tunnel lies dormant with... (more)
It may be springtime in Denver and other parts of the country, but up here at East Portal, Colorado, at over 9,000 feet in elevation, winter still reigns supreme. A westbound Rio Grande freight fi... (more)
#489 rolls downhill from Cumbres Pass on its way to Chama. This was my first trip to the C&T and it was amazing. By far the best historical railroad I've been to yet. It was icing on the cake to b... (more)
Rio Grande’s “Scenic Line of the World” logo spans weathered wooden boards on a 3-foot gauge drop-bottom gon at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, Colorado, on August 10, 2015.
Rio Grande 315 sits out the summer on display near the Chama depot until called upon to pull the occasional charter. She was build for the Florence and Cripple Creek in 1895 and was restored by th... (more)
This 76 year-old survivor was spotted moving through the UP's North Yard on the back of a grain train. Built in April of 1941, DRGW 69035 was last serviced in 1969 and was utilized as a tool car ... (more)
The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr is stretching its legs as it is making track speed west of Glenwood Springs at Newcastle, Colorado.
Using baggage carts that date back well into the steam era, the Glenwood Springs station crew handles the baggage for the Rio Grande Zephyr. It looks like the guy on the cart is thinking, “... (more)
Train Time in Glenwood Springs
The Rio Grande Zephyr makes a station stop at Glenwood Springs, Colorado on a pleasant March day. While processing this photo, I was surprised... (more)
The Rio Grande Zephyr rolls into its station stop at Glenwood Springs, Colorado. This was one of the longer stops along the way from Denver to Salt Lake City.
The Rio Grande Zephyr winds its way along the Colorado River at Dotsero, Colorado.