Some sort of test is underway September 18, 1963, as two-thirds of Rio Grande’s Krauss-Maffei diesel hydraulic roster, the 4001 and 4003, coupled to a dynamometer car and an unidentified geep, pus... (more)
Union Pacific’s West Local, powered by three Rio Grande GP40-2s, waits on the grade of Rocky Spur for a westbound UP coal empty to pass on the main line at Rocky, Colorado, on February 9, 2002. Af... (more)
Just five months off the boat at Houston, German immigrant 4002 is being readied at Rio Grande’s North Yard for a helper turn to the Moffat Tunnel. Local fans are excited. Could this 3540-hp diese... (more)
Seldom visited, seldom photographed, Rio Grande’s narrow gauge west of Chama had a distinctly southwestern flavor of mesas and buttes. Here, on October 25, 1963, five years before abandonment, K-3... (more)
Springtime Snow Squall on Soldier Summit
A friction bearing and cast frame on an old D&RGW ski train car clearly showed its heritage as a Pullman-built coach for the Northern Pacific Ry. in 1915. D&RGW acquired eight of the coaches in ... (more)
The Rio Grande ski train occupies the main line and has pulled up to Winter Park ski resort to pick up its passengers for a prompt 4:15 p.m. departure back to Denver on Feb. 5, 1984. The west por... (more)
Rio Grande’s ski train with newer equipment is only ten miles from Moffat Tunnel as it negotiates the narrow confines of Rollins Canyon near Rollinsville
with three of owner Phillip Anschutz’s p... (more)
In the early morning sunshine Rio Grande's ski train passes the first siding out of Denver at Leyden, headed for the Continental Divide to drop its eager passengers just outside Moffat Tunnel. Th... (more)
With two GP40-2s charging up the 2% grade, Rio Grande’s ski train is a little over half way to the slopes at Winter Park at the west portal of Moffat Tunnel. The unique motor car shed at Pineclif... (more)
A tradition that lasted 73 years out of Denver, Rio Grande’s ski train behind two GP40-2s very quietly slips through Crescent, Colo. on its way home with exuberant but tired skiers on March 20, 19... (more)
A group of classic first generation EMDs idle away at Rio Grande's Roper Yard on Friday, July 2, 1976.
The stainless steel flanks of Budd passenger cars mark the passage of the Rio Grande Zephyr near Springville on a stormy August evening in 1974.
Photo from the 1980s.
With the 'Wilson McCarthy' business car on the rear, the Rio Grande Zephyr departs Provo station for Helper, Price, Green River, and points east. July 13, 1976