Three former Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 units and an SP tunnel motor run light eastbound after having assisted a westbound col drag from Helper, Utah.
For a year-and-a-half after Union Pacific closed Colorado’s Tennessee Pass as a through route on August 23, 1997, it still operated a one-a-week local from Pueblo to Malta, near Leadville, on a ro... (more)
DRGW work train near Helper, Utah.
The settlement of State Bridge, Colorado got its name from the structure spanning the Colorado River to the right of this photo. The area needed a supply line from the nearest railroad station, at... (more)
Saturday mornings during the winter were doubly busy at Denver Union Station. As soon as the Rio Grande Zephry leaves for Salt Lake City, the Rio Grande Ski Train will board, and wil... (more)
With a bad-order hopper in the siding, an eastbound train of empties drifts downgrade at Kyune, Utah. It’s shortly after first light on a crisp March morning.
Westbound at Kyune, Utah, a Rio Grande mixed freight grinds upgrade toward Soldier Summit.
The eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr is dwarfed by th scenery of the Wasatch Range as it approaches Kyune, Utah.
A solid train of Rio Grande hoppers returns to the coal fields, descending the Price River Canyon east of Kyune, Utah.
Climbing alongside the Price River, a westbound Rio Grande manifest passes near Kyune, Utah on its way to Soldier Summit.
Almost like the “good old days” Even after Union Pacific’s merger of Southern Pacific, for several years, locomotives for the West local out of Denver on the former Rio Grande Moffat Tu... (more)
A quite overpowered Rio Grande manifest rolls west along the bluffs just east of Palisade, Colorado.
A Burlington Northern C30-7 splits six Rio Grande EMD’s on a westbound Rio Grande manifest west of Akin, Colorado. The train has just exited the tunnel through Beavertail Mountain.
Eastbound Rio Grande tonnage skirts the Colorado River after piercing Beavertail Mountain west of Akin, Colorado.