A beautiful morning in Castle Valley finds Rio Grande SD40T-2s No. 5406, 5342, and 5347 pulling the 'Dirt Train' local east out of Helper on the road to ECDC at Columbia Junction on May 5, 2000.
With the Rio Grande 'Gang of Four' on the point, UP's LJP45 local rolls through D&RGW's 1945 'Farnham Line Change' east of Wellington on April 11, 2003. The track realignment required a new crossi... (more)
Approaching Tunnel 1, the Rio Grande Ski Train marches up the Moffat Tunnel Subdivision east of Plainview, Colorado, on the morning of January 7, 2001. Pinch-hitting for ailing F40PH No. 242 on to... (more)
Rio Grande SD40T-2 “Tunnel Motor” No. 5361 leads Union Pacific MDVRO (Denver to Roper Yard, Salt Lake City manifest) freight between Clay and Plain at Coal Creek Canyon on a stormy April 27, 2001.
Rio Grande SD40T-2s No. 5353, 5373, 5401, and 5410 drift into Helper Yard at the Art Deco style Janet Street bridge on April 20, 2000.
At 7:53 a.m. the 489 pulls away from the water plug at Cumbres to begin putting together three cuts of cars into a 30 car train for its trek down the east side of Cumbres. This was part of a two ... (more)
Rio Grande empty hopper train 705 threads its way through Byer’s Canyon. The general freight cars ahead of the hoppers will be set out at Phippsburg for local distribution before the empties proce... (more)
A night to remember. DRGW train 18, the Rio Grande Zephyr has arrived at Denver Union Station on the night of Dec 24, 1982 after having to fight a horrendous snow storm. To the left in the photo ... (more)
Five, count ‘em, five Rio Grande SD50’s roll an empty hopper train through Granby, Colorado. The 46 car train is somewhat overpowered with 17,500 horsepower of the newest l... (more)
Under one of the most interesting skies that I’ve encountered, Rio Grande train 138 passes the depot at Granby, Colorado on its eastbound journey. The presence of the UP SD40-2 is somewhat unusual... (more)
Rio Grande train 706 creeps through the double track at Winter Park, Colorado, preparing for a meet with Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr. As soon as the passenger train clears, 66 load... (more)
Three SD50’s bring train 706 with 66 cars of coal into the double track at Winter Park, Colorado. After waiting for Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr to clear, the train will cross the C... (more)
Rio Grande's 101 train emerges from the Thistle Tunnels on May 20, 1989. To the right is a large landslide that made necessary the 1983 line change through Billy's Mountain.
Although the Burnham shops have been closed for many months and the main Burnham Yard tracks have been removed, there still sits a time capsule of DRGW power on the west side of the Burnham compl... (more)
On a frosty December morning in 1974, the Rio Grande Zephyr makes its first station stop out of Salt Lake City, during its 575 mile journey east to Denver.