With the Continental Divide looming above, a loaded Rio Grande coal train arcs through the long curve at Crescent, Colorado, in July 1984.
Rio Grande on the Great Salt Lake
The rear of D&RGW 5382’s westbound train is still in the Continental Divide and Tennessee Pass summit tunnel as the train now begins its 3% decline at Mitchell, Colo. The train will drop almost 2... (more)
A Utah Railway coal empty meets a Pueblo CF&I rail train at Castle Gate on Sept. 7, 1996.
A Utah Railway coal empty overtakes an SP ribbon rail train working in Price Canyon at Castle Gate.
An eastbound Rio Grande coal load takes the passing siding at Pando to meet a work train approaching from the west. Kodachrome 64 transparency captured from the US Hwy. 24 overpass along D&RGW's s... (more)
With the local gas stations all vying for the tallest sign, an eastbound coal sits in the hole at Granby on an cold and overcast January afternoon in 1982. The line up is 5382, 5404, 5364, 5399 an... (more)
Eastbound coal behind 5382, 5404, 5364, 5399 and 5403 slows to a stop at Tabernash to attach the two GP40-2 helpers positioned in the "Wye" in January 1982.
Led by 5382, five Tunnel Motors on an eastbound coal await a meet with the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr at Granby in January 1982.
An eastbound coal crawls out of Fraser on the final leg of the climb to the Moffat Tunnel in January 1982 in the capable hands of 5382 5404 5364 5399 and 5403, with helpers 3125 and 3097 behind th... (more)
5382 5404 5364 5399 5403 haul a loaded coal train through Fraser and up towards the Moffat Tunnel in January 1982, with helpers 3125 3097 at the rear end, out of picture.
A westbound Rio Grande manifest departs Helper after changing crews while 5507 West, a 12,000-ton coal drag, waits for its crew to come on duty.