Evidently there are problems with the Amtrak diesels, so D&RGW has added a tunnel motor to keep the CZ rolling.
A Gaggle Of Gensets. Union Pacific Railroad Yard 2724 (National Railway Equipment, 3GS21B) sits with sister units UPY 2746, 2712, and 2740 in Grand Junction, Colorado on the very hot aftern... (more)
Service stop and watering of the D&RGW Zephyr at Grand Junction, here the passenger cars Silver Pine and Silver Colt.
Rio Grande diner Silver Banquet makes its final visit to Grande Junction, Colorado. Its last steak and eggs breakfast has been served, and after it spends ano... (more)
Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr is led by Rio Grande EMD GP40 No. 3079 at the station stop of Grand Junction, Colorado, on February 25, 1988. Because of the long length of the Zephyr in this ... (more)
Weathered warriors Rio Grande EMD GP40-2 No. 3097 and Southern Pacific GE AC4400CW No. 105 rest at Grand Junction, Colorado, on June 25, 2002. Both are weathered, worn, dirty, and have ... (more)
Having been allowed to take some pictures of the DRGW Grand Junction Yard visiting my mother, I captured this scene on a cold frosty morning before the sun melted the frost all over.
The Rio Grande Zephyr spends the night at Grand Junction, Colorado before making its last ever run to Denver. The Thistle mudslide, which severed the Rio Grande main line over the Wasatch M... (more)
Waiting for its swan song, the Rio Grande Zephyr cools its heels at Grand Junction, Colorado before making its last ever run to Denver. Normally the train would be in the Wasatch at this ti... (more)
Having arrived from Denver, CO the previous day, the Rio Grande Zephyr, its trip truncated by the mudslide at Thistle, UT, waits for its departure time.
DRGW 5771 leads the eastbound Train #118, at Grand Jct, CO, on Apr 17, 1983. I would ride this train east into Denver, my last ride on the Rio Grande Zephyr, which would end 1 week later.
A couple of sets of Rio Grande power rest behind the hump tower at the railroad’s yard in Grand Junction, Colorado, on July 8, 1988. EMD GP40 No. 3151 the former Penn Central/Conrail No. 3166, and... (more)