Sunrise at Ferguson's Trestle. DRGW 487's Fireman is brightly illuminated by his red-hot fire as Flanger Extra 487 heads west over Ferguson's Trestle at sunrise, on a mission to clear the l... (more)
On July 24, 1998, a trio of Rio Grande SD40T-2s (DRGW 5345, 5360, 5382) were called out of Helper Yard to drag a stalled out Roper to Denver manifest freight from Castilla to Soldier Summit. The M... (more)
Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad is sending a Work Train out of Antonito, CO pulling a flanger and associated support cars to clear the line of snow after a long winter. Train is crossing Fer... (more)
Rio Grande 3130 and 3131 pull the Midvale Tramp into the Kennecott Copper Corp. interchange yard above the town of Magna on June 12, 1998.
Rio Grande 3131 and 3130 pull the Midvale Tramp on the approach to Bacchus Junction on June 12, 1998.
By the early 1980s, the Rio Grande Zephyr was losing money. To reduce costs, the D&RGW was looking for ways to economize. By the summer of 1982, they tested alternative power arrangements to reduc... (more)
For two days crews have been cleaning up the aftermath of a derailment near Tolland, just east of the Moffat Tunnel. Now, on January 30, 1966, F7A 5741 and 5744 ease down the 2 percent at Coal Cre... (more)
Used regularly on the Ski Trains, a pair of DRGW's GP 60's were the power on the Ski Train as it layed over in the siding at Fraser while it's mainly skier passengers enjoyed the nearby slopes at ... (more)
On a blustery April 4, 1966, F7A 5734 and a companion shove hard at Simms Street in Arvada, boosting a freight toward the distant mountains. In about 43 miles, at the Moffat Tunnel’s East Portal, ... (more)
Threading the Flatirons, an eastbound Rio Grande coal train drops through Tunnels 2, 3, and 4. Only one more tunnel remains, but there’s still a lot of vertical descent between here and Denver.
Helpers on an eastbound Rio Grande coal drag have completed their work, and are along for the ride as the train descends through Plainview, Colorado.
A trainload of coal from the mines along the original Denver and Salt Lake main line, now the Rio Grande’s Craig Branch, approaches Rainbow Cut as it rolls through Plainview, Colorado.
After Philip Anschutz acquired the D&RGW and the SP, one of his first missions was to lay fiber optic cable along the D&RGW right of way from Denver to Salt Lake City. With an SD-40-2T from each... (more)
Rio Grande power including 3129 at the fuel racks inside SP West Colton yard in 1985.
Rio Grande power including 3128 sits next to SP and SF power at the West Colton engine facility in 1985.