64 years young and still going strong, the veteran DRIR 996 (NW2 built in 1948) works the small industrial yards along the I-70 corridor in Denver.
Denver Rock Island Railroad's GP7, built in 1951, still generates revenue as it did over a half a century ago by sorting freight in the small industrial yards.
The crewman of DRIR 1083 (SW1500) secures the gate after dropping off a load of cars to the Waste Management paper recycling facility in Denver.
DRIR 1264 (SW10) is looking great for being nearly 61 years old. The Denver Rock Island Railroad takes pride in their vintage power.
Denver Rock Island Railroad 996 (NW2) making a run from Commerce City to Denver to help shuffle freight cars in a small yard at I-70 and Quebec.
Veteran Denver Rock Island Railroad 996 sways back and forth as it runs along THE CUT..... the line that connects the DRIR storage area in Commerce City with NE Denver.
The DRIR is an urban switching company. Here, it passes a Sherman tank at a National Guard armory.
Only switcher in red and yellow - others now painted blue and silver. 996 works former Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific RR main now owned by Union Pacific. Line will be upgraded in coming years to h... (more)
This switcher typically works the industries north of the UP Belt Line.
Switcher received fresh paint in 2005. Mild January 2006 weather had DRIR continuing track improvements. UP plans to rebuild this line by 2010 - more direct route to Watkins future UP yard.
DRIR was ex-Burlington Northern 419, exx-St. Louis & San Francisco (Frisco) 259. It's the only unit sporting the red and yellow scheme. Other DRIR power (3 units) painted summer 2005 blue and silv... (more)