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Photo ID: 653008

Minturn yard—1985
Rio Grande’s Minturn yard at the western base of a three percent climb over Tennessee Pass was an important location on the railroad’s map. It was a crew change point ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3094
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 11, 1985


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 26, 2018

Views: 5,062
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Photo ID: 646316

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Texas Creek, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3015
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 12, 1968


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jan 29, 2018

Views: 2,353
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Photo ID: 602773

Tennessee Pass—1985
Rolling over the very top of Tennessee Pass after helping an eastbound Rio Grande freight up the 3% grade out of Minturn are four SD40T-2 Tunnel Motors—the engineer ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5393
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 09, 1985


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 12, 2017

Views: 7,123
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Photo ID: 601132

With the Sangre de Christo Mountains providing a snowy backdrop, an eastbound Rio Grande DEGX coal train curves towards Texas Creek, Colorado, on April 23, 1984. Tunnel Motor (SD40T-2) No. 5362 le... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Texas Creek, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5362
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 23, 1984


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 30, 2016

Views: 3,745
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Photo ID: 597539

An eastbound Rio Grande freight drops downgrade at Crystal Lakes near Malta, Colorado, early in the morning of July 10, 1985. This train is running on Rio Grande’s famed route over 10,221-foot Ten... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Malta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5345
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 10, 1985


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 27, 2016

Views: 3,083
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Photo ID: 590913

MINTURN CO AUG. 23 1981 -- D&RGW GP30 3013 awaits a crew to take its train west.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3013
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 1981


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Sep 29, 2016

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Photo ID: 523017

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)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Mitchell, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5382
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 1997


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Mar 14, 2015

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Photo ID: 517231

D&RGW’s truncated Train 2, “Royal Gorge,” is loading passengers and about to depart Salida, Colo. for its trip back to Denver.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Salida, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5574
Train ID: DRGW 2
Photo Date: March 12, 1967


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Feb 01, 2015

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Photo ID: 514964

The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr passes Hideaway Park at Winter Park, Colo. headed for its next stop at Fraser. The date was May 16, 1970, just two months after the discontinuance of the famous Ca... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Winter Park, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5761
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 16, 1970


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jan 17, 2015

Views: 3,970
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Photo ID: 514961

How could a day of shooting get any better — after capturing the California Zephyr at this spot, behind it came the “Yampa Valley” Train 9 headed 231 miles (from Denver) to Craig in N.W. Colorado.... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: DRGW 9
Photo Date: September 26, 1966


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jan 17, 2015

Views: 4,737
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Photo ID: 512943

Alco PA 6013 leads D&RGW’s amply-powered 2-car Train 1, The Royal Gorge, during its station stop at Pueblo on April 16, 1967. After going through the Gorge, the train will terminate in another 95... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco PA-1
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 6013
Train ID: DRGW 1
Photo Date: April 16, 1967


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jan 03, 2015

Views: 13,255
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Photo ID: 464578

Led by Rio Grande’s first Tunnel Motor, SD40T-2 No. 5341, an eastbound Rio Grande freight climbs the steep 3-percent grade of Tennessee Pass at Mitchell on a July 1984 morning. A total of 20,850 h... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Mitchell, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5341
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1984


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 01, 2014

Views: 3,183
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Photo ID: 464577

An eastbound Rio Grande freight climbs the steep 3-percent grade of Tennessee Pass at Mitchell on a July 1984 morning. A total of 18,600 horsepower of EMD locomotives is clawing at the rails with ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Mitchell, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3083
Train ID: DRGW Minturn helper
Photo Date: July, 1984


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 01, 2014

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Photo ID: 463919

Denver and Rio Grande Western GP40 No. 3083 is the east unit on a helper set at Minturn, Colorado, in July 1984. Behind No. 3083 is a GP40-2, a SD40T-2, a SD45, and two more SD40T-2s. One track ov... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3083
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: July, 1984


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 28, 2013

Views: 3,239
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Photo ID: 460821

A Rio Grande DEGX coal train heads eastbound along the Arkansas River at Cotopaxi, Colorado, on April 23, 1984. Tunnel Motor (SD40T-2) No. 5362 leads Missouri Pacific SD40-2s Nos. 6021 and 6003 on... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Cotopaxi, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5362
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 23, 1984


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 02, 2013

Views: 3,095
Comments: 0

Favorited: 16
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