A four pack of EMDs (SD45, GP35, GP30, SD45) crest Soldier Summit with Iron Mountain ore interchange received from the UP at Provo. The train will be delivered to CF&I at Pueblo, Colorado via Tenn... (more)
The Rio Grande Zephyr crests 7440 ft. Soldier Summit on a snowy Dec. 28, 1975 morning.
By October 1982, there was one holdout to the uniformity of Amtrak. The Denver and Rio Grande Western continued to operate a remnant of the California Zephyr on their rugged Denver to Salt Lake Ci... (more)
Rio Grande's first six axle EMD arrives in Provo with cars from Geneva Steel. Dec. 6, 1975
Provo's Rio Grande Zephyr fan club was on hand to greet the arrival of No. 17, Dec. 1974.
Nearly five years after the D&RGW/SP merger it was still possible to see trains led by solid lash-ups of Rio Grande power. With the Denver skyline receding in the distance, a westbound work extra ... (more)
In my opinion, if you are going to substitute a freight engine on a classic streamliner, do it right! A stylish EMD GP30 leads the Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 17, stopped briefly at Provo station.... (more)
The last Rio Grande tunnel motor to work the Helper, UT-based "Dirt Train" leads empties west out of Sunnyside for Mounds where the train will rejoin the main (Green River Sub). As of the date of... (more)
Having seen active service from 1962 to 1998, this privately owned GP30 waits for a thorough restoration to bring it back to its former glory. It is currently stored along with a work train at th... (more)
A pair of EMD GP9s pull Rio Grande's Tintic Local through rural Leland on June 22, 1975.
A quartet of second generation EMDs pull a heavy lumber drag through the lower horseshoe curve at Gilluly. Sept. 1974
The Rio Grande Zephyr meets an eastbound freight in the lower horseshoe curve at Gilluly. Sept. 1974
Rio Grande's Geneva Turn kicks up a little snow at Provo Junction on Dec. 14, 1975.
The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 18 snakes through the scenic Red Narrows of Spanish Fork Canyon. Nov. 1974
The Silver Sky dome observation car trails the Rio Grande Zephyr through Springville on a misty October morning in 1974.