Tracks still embargoed, but not abandoned ... a kernal of hope ...
The trains that have seen this scene ...
Ten miles out of Denver, Rio Grande rear-end helpers F7A’s 5631 and 5734 dig in at Wolhurst, start of the climb to Palmer divide on the famous Joint Line. SD9 5313 and an F7B are hard at work on t... (more)
UP/D&RGW/DSP&P and CC opend this depot in 1880. This was the street side in 1977.
Of all the canyons traversed by the Rio Grande Zephyr, Gore Canyon was arguably the most spectacular. Viewed from Inspiration Point, Train 17 threads through 60-foot-long Tunnel 40, the shortest b... (more)
The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr approaches the western end of Byers Canyon. After a few more twists and turns, the train will be in Parshall, and will begin a short sprint to Kremmling and Gore Ca... (more)
The Rio Grande Zephyr Passed through numerous spectacular canyons in its journey between Denver and Salt Lake City, including Gore, Little Gore, Glenwood, Ruby, and Debeque Canyons. Arguably the m... (more)
On the first day of spring, 1983, the Rio Grande Zephyr winds through a winter wonderland in Winter Park, Colorado. The Silver Lady is about halfway between the Moffatt Tunnel and its first statio... (more)
A little over seven hours after leaving Denver with Rio Grande train 9, the Yampa Valley, PA-1 6003 points its nose into the setting sun at Craig on Colorado’s Western Slope. On March 5,1966, thi... (more)
5386 heads up an assortment of Rio Grande, Burlington Northern and Southern Pacific engines which was commonplace on the Coletto Creek coal trains.
This empty coal train is seen heading West towa... (more)
Eastbound arriving in Minturn.
Working upgrade over Labato Trestle is an eastbound Rio Grande freight pulled by K-36 2-8-2 No. 487, with help up the steep 4% grade provided by sister Mikado No. 488 cut in ahead of the caboose(s... (more)
Rio Grande SD40T-2s No. 5405 and 5401 are point helpers, assigned to help the MRODV on the ascent to Soldier Summit on Aug. 13, 1998.
Miller Time on the D&RGW. With its plowing mission complete and its tender cistern filled for the short trip home to Antonito, a D&RGW Flanger Outfit heads east around Lava Loop, with her B... (more)
Twilight at Lava Tank. Shortly after sunset, a D&RGW Flanger Outfit pauses for water at Lava Tank, before returning to Antonito for the night. There's a reason why this location is known ... (more)
Top of the Whiplash. Prior to heading down to Lava for the last light of the day, our Flanger Extra stopped at the top of the famous Whiplash Curve, for a glinty run-by as the shadows got l... (more)