It is pretty rare that Union Pacific’s west local out of Denver ventures any further west than Rocky Spur, but on a snowy February 18, 2001, it made a trip upgrade. The three Rio Grande GP40-2s po... (more)
Denver & Rio Grande Western 346 pauses at a grade crossing during a night photo session for the 2016 NRHS Convention at the Colorado Railroad Museum.
Rio Grande GP60 No. 3155 is about to enter the west portal of the Moffat Tunnel at Winter Park, Colorado, on August 1, 1998. after 6.21 miles of darkness, the locomotive will emerge into daylight ... (more)
Denver & Rio Grande Western 346 circles the grounds of the Colorado Railroad Museum during the 2016 NRHS Convention.
Three Rio Grande GP30s rest silently at the OmniTRAX facilities at Loveland, Colorado, on November 27, 2001. D&RGW Nos. 3026, 3011 and 3028 where on the property, and we were there to pick one out... (more)
Rio Grande and Southern Pacific EMDs pull Union Pacific's Salt Lake City to Denver manifest freight around the Soldier Creek fill at Gilluly on Sept. 25, 1999. DRGW 5384, SP 8641, SP 7965, and 848... (more)
Union Pacific's MDVRO manifest freight emerges from the Kyune Gooseneck on Sept. 22, 1999. The well powered 41 car train includes DRGW SD40T-2s No. 5378 (SP paint/DRGW reporting mark), 5385, 5360,... (more)
A six-pack of Rio Grande SD40T-2s drift through Helper Yard prior to cutting into a 100 car coal train for the steep climb to Soldier Summit. In the group are DRGW 5390, DRGW 5342, DRGW 5373, DRGW... (more)
With the 488 on the point and 487 helping mid-train, a long westbound train, probably at the limit of 70 cars, is strung out along the hillside above Los Pinos River west of Rock Tunnel. The rear... (more)
The “dirt train” out of Helper approaches the west switch at Mounds, Utah, on November 22, 2003. A light dusting of snow has frosted the remarkable textures of the high desert as Rio Grande Tunnel... (more)
A long eastbound train rounds Tanglefoot curve east of Cumbres. Tanglefoot may or may not have been a term used by the railroaders, it does not appear in any timetables or special instructions, bu... (more)
Rio Grande 5345, from D&RGW's first order for 15 SD40T-2s, leads a heavy 136 train through Spanish Fork Canyon on Sept. 26, 1987.
Under a blanket of low hanging clouds, a westbound Rio Grande manifest thunders through the reverse curve just east of Thompson, Utah.
Running from mounting afternoon storms, a westbound automotive train charges across the Utah desert near Floy.
Rolling through the desert moonscape at Floy, Utah, a late-afternoon Rio Grande manifest rolls east toward Colorado.