The rear of D&RGW 5382’s westbound train is still in the Continental Divide and Tennessee Pass summit tunnel as the train now begins its 3% decline at Mitchell, Colo. The train will drop almost 2... (more)
At 8,574-ft. elevation Fraser, Colo. competes with International Falls, Minn. often calling itself the coldest spot in the USA. D&RGW’s eastbound Train 100 has to climb 665-ft. more height as i... (more)
Here's photographic evidence that there was steam on the Denver & Rio Grande Western mainline in 1977. A Bucyrus Derrick was called out of Roper Yard to clean up an eight car derailment at Provo o... (more)
Taking it slow.... D&RGW Locomotive #478 slowly eases a late afternoon Silverton Mixed around the horseshoe curve, on the High Line in Rockwood, CO. Her engineer has her doing about 5 mph... (more)
The Silverton. The throaty bark of a D&RGW K-28 Locomotive echos off the nearby hills as she struggles up the 2.5% grade between Hermosa and Rockwood, CO with an early morning Silverton Tra... (more)
A little less than 38 years ago, the Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 18 crests 7440 ft. Soldier Summit on March 27, 1977.
Caboose built by International Car in March of 1976.
Rio Grande GP30s No. 3001 and 3007 lead a four car Provo Turn into Lehi on July 10, 1991. With rampant home construction and the addition of a commuter rail line, this rural landscape has changed ... (more)
A loaded coal train descends Colorado's front range en-route to Denver where the train will head south to Colorado Springs. Scanned from a Kodachrome
On the ride with DRGW Zephyr 17
On May 25, 1985, the Colorado Railroad Museum hosted a night photo session featuring D&RGW 2-8-0 346 and some of their narrow-gauge freight equipment.
D&RGW 3084 East skateboards through the snow at Plainview, Colo. headed for Denver another 25 miles and 1500-ft. lower in elevation.
West of Rollinsville, Colo., six SD motors of D&RGW usher Train 707, empty coal hoppers, back to mines on Oct. 10, 1986.