What became America's sweetheart as a holdout from joining Amtrak, D&RGW's westbound "Rio Grande Zephyr" was just doing its thing delighting passengers in remote and rugged Gore Canyon, Colo. on ... (more)
Rio Grande's hot 101 train glides west through Provo Yard on Feb. 14, 1988. Snowy 11,068 ft. Provo Peak (center, right) looms 6,500 ft. above the valley floor.
East and westbound Rio Grande trains meet at the U.S. Highway 6 overpass at Gilluly on Sept. 25, 1977. The eastbound has two GP40-2 helpers coupled behind the caboose for the shove to Soldier Summ... (more)
A Rio Grande home built caboose trails an eastbound manifest through Soldier Summit on July 14, 1979. An open autorack loaded with new 1979 Chevy Monte Carlos take a tour of the scenic D&RGW.
A three pack of Rio Grande SD40T-2s lead the Dirt Train local across the Grassy Trail Creek bridge on the way to Columbia Junction near East Carbon City.
A stable of Rio Grande tunnel motors await work out of Helper, Utah on March 14, 1999. The UP assigned as many as 18 SD40T-2s to work Helper terminal well into the late 1990s. The 5411, 5405, 5385... (more)
Privately owned by Marcus Rail, The Real McCoy still stands at the place where it was once kept in daily service. UP's ex DRGW Burnham Shops, Denver, Co. May12-2013
K-27 463 is back under steam again after a 10 year absence! Here she is with a return to steam special on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.
Seven Rio Grande SD40T-2s work a swing helper on 105 Savage coal loads near Kyune on August 8, 1999.
Rio Grande EMDs leads Union Pacific's ZDVRO through Kyune on July 24, 1999.
A sunny August 31, 2002 morning finds the famous Dirt Train local rolling east through Wellington Canyon with 33 loads for ECDC.
A westbound manifest attacks Cedar Hill behind five EMDs.
The engineer of Rio Grande train 142 cranks up the dynamics at Kyune in preparation for the steep descent through Price Canyon to Castle Gate.
East bound manifest runs through Glenwood Springs
A GP40 leads larger power on a east bound manifest past the DRG&W Glenwood Springs Depot.