Rio Grande’s “Scenic Line of the World” logo spans weathered wooden boards on a 3-foot gauge drop-bottom gon at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, Colorado, on August 10, 2015.
Rio Grande 315 sits out the summer on display near the Chama depot until called upon to pull the occasional charter. She was build for the Florence and Cripple Creek in 1895 and was restored by th... (more)
This 76 year-old survivor was spotted moving through the UP's North Yard on the back of a grain train. Built in April of 1941, DRGW 69035 was last serviced in 1969 and was utilized as a tool car ... (more)
The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr is stretching its legs as it is making track speed west of Glenwood Springs at Newcastle, Colorado.
Using baggage carts that date back well into the steam era, the Glenwood Springs station crew handles the baggage for the Rio Grande Zephyr. It looks like the guy on the cart is thinking, “... (more)
Train Time in Glenwood Springs
The Rio Grande Zephyr makes a station stop at Glenwood Springs, Colorado on a pleasant March day. While processing this photo, I was surprised... (more)
The Rio Grande Zephyr rolls into its station stop at Glenwood Springs, Colorado. This was one of the longer stops along the way from Denver to Salt Lake City.
The Rio Grande Zephyr winds its way along the Colorado River at Dotsero, Colorado.
The Rio Grande Zephyr is approaching the main line at Dotsero as it nears the end of the Dotsero Cutoff. The westbound train is actually heading due east as it twists and turns along the Co... (more)
While working as agent/operator at Minturn I must have been combining job and railfanning on a splendid October day as a coal train arrives to pick up half a dozen or more helpers for a boost over... (more)
Rio Grande 5339 East roars uphill around a tight curve on the Soldier Summit grade.
Sometimes you don't want a caboose. The 315 had to take a cut of cars up the hill to Cumbres, but the four percent to too much for all the cars and a caboose, so the caboose was left behind. Thi... (more)
At dusk, Rio Grande GP40-2 No. 3090 idles in the company of other EMDs. Here she'll be fueled and sanded.
The dual gauge trackage creates an interesting array of rails. (Note, photo was taken from a public crossing while the train was stopped.)
491 passes an old Rio Grande Flanger as it makes a lap around the roundhouse.