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)
Even after Union Pacific’s merger of Southern Pacific, for several years, locomotives for the West local out of Denver on the Moffat Tunnel route was a pair of Rio Grande GP30s. They ran west on T... (more)
It was bound to happen. It has been nearly two years since the UP closed their Burnham Yard operations, and vandals have been able to frequent the previously busy rail yard. An icon of the Denve... (more)
Although the Burnham shops have been closed for many months and the main Burnham Yard tracks have been removed, there still sits a time capsule of DRGW power on the west side of the Burnham compl... (more)
Union Pacific closed Burnham Shops on Valentine's Day, 2016. Nearly four months later and DRGW 3006 still sites on one of the few-remaining coach yard tracks on the west side of the yard. 3006 is ... (more)
Former DRGW 3006, now owned by Marcus Rail, will need to find a new home once the UP closes the Burham Shops facility in February. It would be great to see her run under her own power whenever the... (more)
WHOA! WHOA! STOP! No problem, it is not an imminent collision. Both Rio Grande’s and Santa Fe’s locals were working at the same time in the Drennen Industrial Park south of Colorado Springs... (more)
Union Pacific’s West Local drops downgrade through Arvada, Colorado, on October 21, 1997. A pair of Rio Grande GP30s, Nos. 3006 and 3003, power the eastbound train. A carman from North Yard rides ... (more)
Having seen active service from 1962 to 1998, this privately owned GP30 waits for a thorough restoration to bring it back to its former glory. It is currently stored along with a work train at th... (more)
After picking up a tank car at Chem Spur, Union Pacific’s West Local heads for Rocky Spur through Barbara Gulch just east of Rocky, Colorado, on December 16, 1997. Powering the local are venerable... (more)
Thirty-aught-six The classic lines of a 1962-built Electro-Motive Division GP30 still shine on the weathered and battered Rio Grande No. 3006 as it heads Union Pacific’s West Local into... (more)
Privately owned by Marcus Rail, The Real McCoy still stands at the place where it was once kept in daily service. UP's ex DRGW Burnham Shops, Denver, Co. May12-2013
The moon rises over this 50 year-old DRGW time piece which is sitting in a secluded area of the Union Pacific's Burnham Shop yard in Denver.
One of only 3 Rio Grande GP30's left on the roster at this time.