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)
DRGW 5771 with the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr at Grand Junction, CO, Apr 16, 1983 (final westbound run Apr 23, eastbound Apr 24). The train less than two weeks from its final run, with the train... (more)
Rio Grande EMD GP40 No. 3079 leads Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr at the station stop at Grand Junction, Colorado, on February 25, 1988. Because of the large length of the Zephyr in this era... (more)
Heading South down the N. Fork Branch and along the Gunnison River, UP 7237 leads an empty coal train heading to the W. Elk mine which is located at the end of this line. The Grand Mesa is seen in... (more)
The Minturn Local has just cleared the yard at Grand Jct. and "pours it on" as it accelerates Eastbound, heading towards Lacy.
The final Rio Grande Zephyr has arrived at Grand Junction, Colorado, but there is no hurry to service the locomotives. Due to a huge mudslide that has severed the Rio Grande main line at Th... (more)
A Union Pacific eastbound manifest with SD70ACe # 8336 shoving in the rear in the Ruby Canyon of the Colorado River, seen from Knowles Canyon Overlook near Utaline.