Fall, 1949, finds an Eastbound Denver and Rio Grande Western mixed train crossing the "high bridge" between Tacoma and Rockwood.
The MRONY heads east into a spring snow squall. Just minutes earlier the sun had been brightly shining and by the time we reach Sagers it would shining again.
A quartet of Rio Grande tunnel motors including my favorite, 5355, because of a cab ride I received on the Craig Branch, have a coal train in tow near the site of Mill Fork on Rio Grande's Soldier... (more)
During the blue hour on the evening of November 17, 2014, Rio Grande 2-8-2 K-37 No. 491 simmers on the turntable at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, Colorado. The big Mikado (for three-foot... (more)
A westbound Southern Pacific intermodal train (probably the DVRVF) led by Rio Grande Tunnel Motor No. 5347, cruises by the towering sandstone cliffs east of Utaline, Colorado, on the afternoon of ... (more)
Early afternoon in the Rockies finds a Westbound (Northbound) Denver and Rio Grande Western passenger train crossing the Animas River just south of its final destination of Silverton.
Conductor Floyd Guymon boards the Fourth South Switcher after chatting with two local kids about safety around railroad tracks. At the time, Floyd had 32 years of seniority with the Rio Grande and... (more)
A gathering of eight GE AC4400CWs mingle in Provo Yard while SP's UT04L, with three Rio Grande GP40-2s, departs for Roper Yard with 33 cars on August 4, 1996.
Looking more like a scene out of the 1980s or even the 1970s (minus alternations to gyralites, class lights, horn relocations, etc.), a group of five Rio Grande GP40-2s have been serviced and awai... (more)
Rio Grande GP40-2s 3122, 3120, and 3105 make a switch move across the Bingham Highway with two empties from SME Steel in the Bagley Industrial Park of West Jordan. July 26, 1996
Rio Grande GP40-2s 3122, 3120, and 3105 lead a 14 car Midvale Tramp through a rural area near Magna on July 26, 1996.
The Roper based Midvale Tramp spots loads of corn oil, cottonseed oil, yellow corn and white corn at Frito Lay on the Bacchus Spur in West Valley City. Somewhere along the way, Rio Grande GP40-2 3... (more)
The crew working SP's 2:30 Drag enjoy a bite to eat at the Rio Grande Cafe in the historic D&RGW/WP passenger station coffee shop in Salt Lake City. July 24, 1996
SP's UT04L glides east through the Jordan Narrows approaching Mesa on July 7, 1996.
The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 17 rolls down the Mapleton Bench approaching Springville on May 17, 1976.