A loaded southbound coal train pauses at Palmer Lake while the helpers are cut off.
A Rio Grande work train emerges from the Jordan Narrows a few minutes after sunrise in June of 1974. Image shot on Kodak Plus-X film via my first 35mm camera, a Russian made Cosmic 35.
Rio Grande caboose 01477 brings up the rear of a lumber train departing the small town of Thistle on a snowy Nov. 11, 1975 morning.
A Rio Grande lumber train rolls east through the small town of Thistle on a snowy Nov. 11, 1975 morning.
A relatively new EMD GP40-2 leads a Rio Grande work train at Narrows in Spanish Fork Canyon. The D&RGW was in the process of installing CTC between Springville and Soldier Summit on Oct. 10, 1975.
The Rio Grande Zephyr train 17 roars west through the dual signal bridges at Geneva on June 28, 1975. Only 43 miles remain of the 575 mile journey from Denver to Salt Lake City.
The 'Silver Sky' dome observation car trails the Rio Grande Zephyr through Spanish Fork Canyon the evening of June 28, 1975.
Rio Grande's 'Wilson McCarthy' business car adds a touch of class to the Rio Grande Zephyr stopped briefly at the Provo Passenger Station in 1974.
A Fairmont Speeder emits a pungent cloud of smoke while a Rio Grande track inspector begins his day keeping the right of way safe for the movement of trains. Sept. 1975
Rio Grande's 668 local departs Provo on the main for Keigley on the Tintic Branch.
Jim Ozment, Utah Division Engineer for the D&RGW (with his trademark smoking pipe) performs minor track work along the Marysvale Branch near Indianola.
The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 18 arrives at Provo the morning of July 6, 1975.
A short Dirt Train local glides west through Kyune on April 2, 1994.
Posed in basic black and imitation gold, Rio Grande's GP9 #5931 in original paint scheme. Photo taken from my slide collection, no photographer listed on slide.