Rio Grande's Denver to Salt Lake City 'Railblazer' train 103 rolls west through the Salt Lake Valley on April 23, 1987. The Railblazer trains delivered piggyback trailers overnight between the Uta... (more)
A quartet of Rio Grande EMDs lead SP's EUCHQ east through Sutro on Sept. 13, 1992.
Interior view of Rio Grande's Budd dining car 'Silver Banquet' cresting Soldier Summit on Sept. 4, 1976.
Interior view of Rio Grande's Budd dome observation car 'Silver Sky' cresting Soldier Summit on Sept. 4, 1976.
The Book Cliffs offer a nice complementary back drop for this shot of Rio Grande tunnel motor 5360 at Solitude, UT, scanned from a Kodachrome.
Viewed from Vista Dome observation car 'Silver Sky', the Rio Grande Zephyr climbs through scenic Price Canyon the evening of Sept. 4, 1976.
A Rio Grande Zephyr crew from Grand Junction greets outbound fireman Steve Harmon and engineer Mike Disorbio at Helper Yard on Sept. 4, 1976. Steve and Mike will pilot train No. 17 the 120 mile di... (more)
One of my all time favorite places to be and no better way to see it than via a Vista Dome on board the Rio Grande Zephyr. Sept. 4, 1976
In the summer of 1982, the last non-Amtrak intercity passenger train in the Lower-48 was the Denver and Rio Grande Western's Rio Grande Zephyr between Denver and Salt Lake City. This August photo ... (more)
Union Pacific's SCPV arrives at Provo Yard with an EMD DD35 bracketed by pooled Rio Grande SD45s. Feb. 12, 1977
A pair of trusty EMD GP9s idle away the night at Provo Yard on Feb. 5, 1977. The following morning they will be called to haul mine empties to Geneva Steel's dolomite quarry at Keigley.
The chant from a trio of EMD F9s lead the Rio Grande Zephyr under Highway 6 and over the Soldier Creek fill at Gilluly on Jan. 30, 1977.
Shake and rake. With the Fireman in the cab vigorously working the grate-shaker, Engineer Soni rakes the red-hot cinders and coals from the ash pan of Locomotive 315, while Assistant Firema... (more)
A quartet of Rio Grande SD40T-2s (DRGW 5390, DRGW 5401, DRGW 5377, DRGW 5371) lead the Dirt Train through scenic Wellington Canyon on July 27, 2002.
Rio Grande engineer Bob Pace gives my father and me a friendly wave as train 669 departs Provo Junction with 28 cars for Geneva Steel. Sept. 1974