One of the prettiest schemes to grace a F9 A/B combo. I wish I would have had an interest in train photography when this pair was running the Moffat Tunnel line.
Colorado's Sawatch Range "fourteeners" (mountain peaks exceeding 14,000ft.) provide a backdrop for a westbound on the Tennessee Pass Subdivision. This location is just west of Malta (Leadville) a... (more)
Arguably the most scenic location along the Scenic Line of the World, the Royal Gorge commanded a good portion of Rio Grande publicity, including the slogan ”Royal Gorge Route”, and a passenger ... (more)
Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 Nos. 5390, 5377 and 5401 power the westbound LJP45 “dirt train” just east of Mounds, Utah, on the Sunnyside Branch on May 22, 2002.
Union Pacific MDVRO (Denver to Salt Lake City manifest) freight curves over Coal Creek and approaches Tunnel 1 east of Plainview, Colorado, on April 13, 2001. The train is powered by three Rio Gra... (more)
This was the very last F unit on the Rio Grande, where it lead the Rio Grande Zephyr passenger train between Denver and Salt Lake City from 1971 to 1983. In 1984 both of these units powered the Sk... (more)
DRGW's last in service F unit served out it's last years in local service out of Minturn as is shown waiting for it's next run in the Minturn engine facility.
In a cloud of brakeshoe smoke the caboose bringing up the rear of DRGW 5337 west descends the steep three percent grade of Tennessee Pass at the old siding site of Mitchell.
The newest Veterans Unit skirts the Pacific Ocean through San Clemente.
Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 No. 5401 leads Union Pacific’s MDVRO (Denver to Salt Lake City) manifest freight at East Portal, Colorado, on April 2, 2001.
The rolling signboard that once announced to passengers at Denver Union Station where they could travel west on the Rio Grande Zephyr is preserved at the Colorado Railroad Museum at Golden.
Eastbound DRGW train waiting in Glenwood Springs for Amtrak to runaround.
Westbound "Ford Fast" starting it's descent of Tennessee Pass at sight of old Mitchell siding near the summit
Pando siding and the spur near Camp Hale are still tracked, as is most (all?) of the UP Tennessee Pass Line. But if this line is ever brought out of embargo, they're going to have to bring a saw.
Hammering away! Pile Driver OB's small steam engine alternately raises and drops its very heavy iron hammer on a small pile in the Antonito Yard, adjacent to the balloon loop track. The pi... (more)