DRGW 491 looks and sounds great as it runs around the grounds of the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, Colorado. The museum prides itself on maintaining a variety of running steam engines.
Denver & Rio Grande Western #315 a 1895 built 2-8-0 storms past Jukes Tree on it's way to Antonito, CO. This train was running as a deadhead movement for a private photo charter that was to run th... (more)
MINTURN CO Aug 23 1981 — D&RGW SD45 5322 awaits its next assignment.
DRGW 491 runs around the Colorado Railroad Museum on a beautiful fall day. The Baldwin 2-8-2 was built in 1902 as a Class C-41 standard gauge locomotive. It was rebuilt in 1928 to narrow 3 foot ... (more)
Rio Grande GP40-2 No. 3129, GP40s No. 3147, 3148, 3090, and SD40T-2 No. 5347 pull a second section of train No. 100 east up the Mapleton Bench on Aug. 29, 1987.
The weathered nose logo of Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 “Tunnel Motor” No. 5371 at Helper, Utah, on May 6, 2004.
Thunderstorms gather over the Book Cliffs to the north as three Rio Grande Tunnel Motors put their train together at the ECDC landfill at East Carbon, Utah, on October 5, 2004. This local train (L... (more)
A mixed train led by D&RGW #473 tiptoes along the High Line on the way back to Durango. This train was a Willow Creek Productions charter organized by Dave Gross. It was a fantastic charter with e... (more)
The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 17 descends the 2% grade from Soldier Summit while navigating the Soldier Creek fill at Gilluly on June 19, 1976. Note the first F9B has its access doors open in an... (more)
By the late 1950s the final chapter had been written for mainline steam in North America, with only a few exceptions, lines of dead steam locomotives awaited the scrapper's torch across the countr... (more)
Westbound DRGW train near Mesa
The brutish, business-like appearance of an EMD SD45 leads an eastbound Rio Grande manifest freight into Provo on Oct. 17, 1976.
Drifting through the S-Curve. With the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad's 2016 Narrow Gauge Rendezvous Event drawing down, all of the equipment is headed down the 4% grade toward Chama. W... (more)
Steamscape: Windy Point from Perry's Pond. On a late summer afternoon, D&RGW 463 drifts down the 4% grade below Windy Point, passing the small beaver pond that has informally been named for... (more)
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.