Rio Grande 3085 east has just left Glenwood Springs and is about to enter the Horseshoe Bend tunnel in Glenwood Canyon. This is the first time I had seen a Canadian National engine, what a great ... (more)
Walsenburg CO July 4 1978 -- The crew is preparing DRGW GP40 3085 for its departure with a mixed freight in tow.
Rio Grande GP40 No. 3085 leads a 105 car ROGJM over the Price River and through Castle Gate on April 2, 1994. This photograph happens to be my 6000th contribution to the Railpictures.net database ... (more)
Rio Grande Ghost Train, 1994
Photographed minutes after sunrise, Rio Grande's Railblazer train 103 does its best to awaken the residents living in Provo on July 7, 1988. For the history fans, the photographer is standing on t... (more)
A clean EMD GP40 leads Rio Grande's 136 train at Gilluly on Aug. 7, 1988.
Three EMD 'Hot Rods' lead Rio Grande's Railblazer train 103 through Ironton on July 9, 1988. The Saturday/Sunday Railblazers had general freight added to the head end as 'filler tonnage'.
A mixed bag of GE/EMD power leads a 105 car ROGJM through Price Canyon at Lynn. Note the long cut of coil steel from Geneva Works on the head end.
Rio Grande and Utah Railway EMDs meet at Soldier Summit during Spring Break in 1994.
Here's the Rio Grande I adored as a kid: Six four axle high horsepower EMDs hauling freight through my hometown of Provo. There was a speed restriction through the city limits. Once a train approa... (more)
On March 5, 1977, Rio Grande's Bucyrus Derrick 027, a steam powered wrecker (based out of Roper Yard), was called to clean up a coal train derailment on the Union Pacific interchange track at Univ... (more)
Freshly repainted Rio Grande GP40 3085 leads a westbound through the Price River Canyon on the grade to Soldier Summit.