The Rio Grande Ski Train had tackled the rising plains, and now begins its assault on the Rockies as it approaches the curve at the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon.
Rio Grande SD9s 5312, 5306, and 5310 kick a cut of cars at Roper Yard on Aug. 11, 1979.
Punctuated by dome-observation Silver Sky, the Rio Grande Zephyr pauses in Denver Union Station after arriving from Grand Junction. Soon the consist will be taken away for servicing. Tomorrow, the... (more)
The Rio Grande Ski Train threads its way out of Denver Union Station.
The Rio Grande Ski Train begins its journey to Winter Park. Along with the regular train of ex-NP coaches, two dome cars not needed for today's Zephyr are included in the consist.
It's Saturday morning at Denver Union station. On the left, the Rio Grande Zephyr is boarding, in anticipation of its 7:30 departure to Salt Lake City. On the right, the Rio Grande ski train is wa... (more)
America’s sweetheart streamliner, the D&RGW’s Rio Grande Zephyr Train 17 glides along the Colorado River near Dell on May 16, 1970 just two weeks after the advent of Amtrak when D&RGW elected not... (more)
D&RGW’s truncated Train 2, “Royal Gorge,” is loading passengers and about to depart Salida, Colo. for its trip back to Denver.
Rio Grande's Helper Local has been assigned to haul a pair of bad ordered Amtrak passenger cars through Price Canyon, bound for Salt Lake City on Feb. 11, 1989.
The Rio Grande Zephyr
Hanging out a Dutch Door on the Rio Grande Zephyr.
An eastbound coal train with all six headlights blazing is about to cross the Belt Line at Utah Junction.
DRGW eastbound Salt Lake City to Denver "Railblazer" approaching Denver at Leyden siding after an overnight run from SLC
The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr passes Hideaway Park at Winter Park, Colo. headed for its next stop at Fraser. The date was May 16, 1970, just two months after the discontinuance of the famous Ca... (more)