The Denver Rock Island Railroad keeps this 66 year old NW2 active, and it is often found working the small rail yard near the old Stapleton Airport.
Sporting a paint scheme which somewhat resembles the Blue and White of the old Rock Island, this ex-Southern Pacific SW1500 (still with Union Pacific no. UPY 1211 in the number boards) switches in... (more)
The smaller railroads play an important role in keeping old engines active. Here the 46 year young SW1500 of the Denver Rock Island Railroad shuffles freight cars in an industrial yard in north D... (more)
Basking in the sun, the NW2 rests in the DRIR yard between assignments.
This 61 year old veteran GP7 of the Denver Rock Island Railroad is working The Cut, a ditch with track that connects two industrial areas in north Denver.
Denver Rock Island Railroad’s SW1500 crosses Packinghouse Road and makes a run to the industrial area north of the City.
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.