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)
More orange and black abounds in the joint KCS/SOO Knoche Yard in Kansas City, MO on June 28, 1986 as Rio Grande Tunnel Motor no. 5345 and GP40-2 3128 line up with SOO SD40-2 758. A KCS switcher p... (more)
Orange and black abounds in the joint KCS/SOO Knoche Yard in Kansas City, MO on June 28, 1986 as Rio Grande Tunnel Motor no. 5356 lines up with a trio of MILW GP40s now under Soo Line ownership. T... (more)
A heavy snow coats a pair of Denver & Rio Grande Western engines sitting in the yard of the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, Colorado. D&RGW 683 (2-8-0) was built in 1890 by the Baldwin Locomo... (more)
A Grande View! Rio Grande power dominates this January 2000 elevated view of the yard at Helper, UT. UP's LJP45 "Dirt Train" local has just arrived back in town and is seen passing a few ... (more)
The westbound UP "dirt train" has paused at Wash (just east of Wellington, UT) to pick up a single empty hopper from the small, mostly unused yard there. I assume this was a bad order c... (more)
Three Rio Grande tunnel motors lead the "dirt train" east along UP's Green River Sub just west of Wellington, UT. About 10 miles further east at Mounds the train will be routed onto the... (more)
A westbound train departs Miniturn behind four Rio Grande locomotives.
A old and dirty Rio Grande SD-45 5336 leads a westbound Union Pacific coal train down Cajon Pass towards San Bernardino.
A Rio Grande GP40 gives an assist to Amtrak F40 299 on the eastbound California Zephyr.
Rio Grande K-37 No. 497 departs Cumbres, Colorado, in the midst of an autumn snowstorm atop Cumbres Pass on September 17, 1996. The Mikado is pulling a freight train chartered for photographers on... (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 units were relatively new to Kansas City having attained entry using the former MoPac line from Pueblo, CO.
D&RGW and Southern Pacific power departing East Bound out of Colton Yard.