RailPictures.Net Photo: 6003 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Alco PA-1 at Denver, Colorado by Bill Marvel
 
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» Denver, Colorado, USA (more..)
» January 30, 1966
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» 6003 (more..)
» Train 9 (more..)
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A reminder of the old Moffat Road, Rio Grande Train 9, the Yampa Valley, climbs through the curve at Coal Creek on its way from Denver to Craig in far northwestern Colorado. On the last day of January, 1966, the Alco PA-1 and EMD F7B are straining with a heavier than usual consist – baggage-express car, an ex-C&O dome coach, a chair car, plus three stainless steel Burlington cars full of skiers bound for Steamboat Springs. The train, possibly even more beloved by fans than the road’s famous California Zephyr, began life in 1913 as Denver & Salt Lake overnight 9 and 10. It was Rio Grande’s Yampa Valley Mail until the U.S. Post Office pulled the mail contract in 1963. In another years, it will it will itself be cancelled, and the PA, one-sixth of two A-B-A 6,000-hp sets delivered to the Grande in 1947 for service on the California Zephyr, will go to scrap.
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