Glenwood Canyon, Colorado has several short railroad tunnels along the Rio Grande main line. Here the Rio Grande Zephyr emerges from one of them.
Race to Helper
An eastbound Rio Grande intermodal train and the Rio Grande Zephyr are side by side as they descend Price River Canyon. When the Zephyr makes its stati... (more)
Descending through the Price River Canyon, the eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr is about to enter one of the tunnels near Kyune, Utah.
This F9 survives today.
D&RGW’s Rio Grande Zephyr emerges from a short tunnel in Glenwood Canyon next to the Shoshone Dam. Today I-70 passes directly over the B units and into the a tunnel here.
The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr is stretching its legs as it is making track speed west of Glenwood Springs at Newcastle, Colorado.
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)
The Rio Grande Zephyr begins the climb into the Rockies.
Two months before the train was discontinued, the Rio Grande Zephyr is serviced at Grand Junction.
Like a Model on a Shelf
The Rio Grade Zephyrhugs a mountainside as it approaches Gilluly, Utah. In a few miles the climb to Soldier Summit will be complete, and the descent ... (more)
GRAND JUNCTION CO March 8 1980 -- The Rio Grande Zephyr makes a station stop for passengers, crew change and servicing.
CASTLE GATE UT Aug 9 1981 -- I'm on my way back to Norman OK from vacation in Vancouver WA when I caught the east bound Rio Grande Zephyr. Note the green and white suburban in the background off t... (more)