Pretty clean dome car glass, yes? You’re on the Rio Grande Zephyr, Train 18, eastbound through Ruby Canyon just after leaving Utah, and the train is about to cross McDonald Creek which empties in... (more)
One of the most favorite passenger trains, the California Zephyr, exits the first of 28 tunnels at Plainview, Colo. before it reaches the big one under the continental divide — the 6.2-mile long M... (more)
The D&RGW has added a dome of its own (which came from the C&O) and with five F units, Train 17 California Zephyr leaves Denver Union Terminal headed through the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Th... (more)
Still on David Moffat’s descending 2 percent grade, BN’s Inspection train on the D&RGW nears Denver and the return to BN rails on Sept. 30, 1987.
Officers of the BN wanted to see some of the D&RGW so they brought their own inspection cars — a full length dome, a diner and a power car. It has just passed through 6.2-mile long Moffat Tunnel ... (more)
A westbound DRGW train has just met an eastbound at Dotsero junction of the Moffit and Tennessee Pass routes east along the Colorado River
The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr was approaching a station stop at Thompson on this day led by a clean GP40 in place of the regular F9
In an unusual visit to the west slope of the Wasatch Mountains, Union Pacific’s LJP45 local exits Thistle Tunnel on the long climb to Soldier Summit on May 5, 2004. Three Rio Grande SD40T-2 “Tunne... (more)
No doubt you’re aboard an Alco PA, looking back at your 4-car Train No. 9, Yampa Valley, passing through Fraser Canyon en route to Craig, Colo. the last day of 1966. The last two cars carried s... (more)
Alco PA 6013 leads D&RGW’s amply-powered 2-car Train 1, The Royal Gorge, during its station stop at Pueblo on April 16, 1967. After going through the Gorge, the train will terminate in another 95... (more)
The Alco PA on D&RGW’s Train 10 Yampa Valley had to have a little assistance to make it into Denver Union Terminal in the long evening light of June 4, 1967. GP-30 3020 was more than willing to h... (more)
The Rio Grande Ski Train is ready for an early morning departure from Denver to Winter Park, tied down at Union Station the evening of March 27, 1997.
Photographed more than six months after the UP-SP merger, an overview of the former Rio Grande North Yard terminal from West 48th Ave. in Denver, Colorado.
The Rio Grande Ski Train emerges from Tunnel One with more than 800 passengers from Denver headed west to Winter Park for a day of skiing on March 29, 1997.
All aboard! After spending a great day on the slopes, more than 750 passengers board the Rio Grande Ski Train at Colorado's Winter Park Ski Resort the afternoon of March 28, 1997.