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Photo ID: 612996

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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)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Gilluly, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: March 20, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Apr 11, 2017

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Photo ID: 608216

The Rio Grande Zephyr is serviced at Grand Junction in February 1983. The train was discontinued two months later.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: February 22, 1983


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Feb 27, 2017

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Photo ID: 603836

The Rio Grande Zephyr had an appeal that just can’t be matched by today’s intercity trains. One element that may never return is the ability to stand in the vestibule and watch the train fr... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Gilluly, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: March 22, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 21, 2017

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Photo ID: 600002

Rarely did the Rio Grande Zephyr cross the Wasatch and the Rocky Mountains with only two F9s for power, but it did happen at times when the consist was light. Train No. 18 from Salt Lake City is l... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: April 30, 1976


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By: James Belmont

Added: Dec 20, 2016

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Photo ID: 591028

On a frosty December morning in 1974, the Rio Grande Zephyr makes its first station stop out of Salt Lake City, during its 575 mile journey east to Denver.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: December, 1974


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By: James Belmont

Added: Sep 30, 2016

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Photo ID: 581201

On the morning of the Bicentennial of the United States of America, the Rio Grande Zephyr heads east into Spanish Fork Canyon during its journey from Salt Lake City to Denver.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Mapleton, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: July 04, 1976


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By: James Belmont

Added: Jun 27, 2016

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Photo ID: 568784

By the early 1980s, the Rio Grande Zephyr was losing money. To reduce costs, the D&RGW was looking for ways to economize. By the summer of 1982, they tested alternative power arrangements to reduc... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3116
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: July 16, 1982


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By: James Belmont

Added: Mar 08, 2016

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Photo ID: 568393

Due to a massive landslide that closed the D&RGW mainline at Thistle, the Rio Grande Zephyr's final run from Salt Lake City to Denver detoured via Union Pacific's Overland Route through Wyoming. W... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40X
Location: Devils Gate, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9003
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: April 15, 1983


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By: James Belmont

Added: Mar 05, 2016

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Photo ID: 566872

A Trailways Silver Eagle coach, running as a substitute for the last run of the Rio Grande Zephyr, makes a station stop at Provo, Utah on the morning of April 24, 1983. Due to the Thistle landslid... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Trailways Coach
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: Trailways Silver Eagle Coach
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: April 24, 1983


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By: James Belmont

Added: Feb 22, 2016

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Photo ID: 551184

A perfect spring day in Spanish Fork Canyon finds the Rio Grande Zephyr traveling east on its 14 hour journey from Salt Lake City to Denver on March 11, 1979.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Mill Fork, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: March 11, 1979


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By: James Belmont

Added: Oct 22, 2015

Views: 2,556
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Photo ID: 542864

A 'celluloid selfie' taken with my dad in Spanish Fork Canyon in Oct. 1975.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Detour, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: October, 1975


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By: James Belmont

Added: Aug 17, 2015

Views: 2,047
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Photo ID: 526957

Frosty ties, stainless steel, and F9s

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Gilluly, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: February 13, 1977


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By: James Belmont

Added: Apr 14, 2015

Views: 2,723
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Photo ID: 524449

With the 'Wilson McCarthy' business car on the rear, the Rio Grande Zephyr departs Provo station for Helper, Price, Green River, and points east. July 13, 1976

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: July 13, 1976


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By: James Belmont

Added: Mar 24, 2015

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Photo ID: 523843

The silver streamlined beauty of the Rio Grande Zephyr slows to a stop at the Provo passenger station the morning of Aug. 8, 1976. Oh to board a luxury cruise train such as this once again. Where ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: August 08, 1976


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By: James Belmont

Added: Mar 20, 2015

Views: 2,324
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Photo ID: 523117

The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 18 has successfully crossed 7440 ft. Soldier Summit on a wintry March 6, 1977 morning.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Soldier Summit, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: March 06, 1977


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By: James Belmont

Added: Mar 15, 2015

Views: 1,704
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Favorited: 13

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