The great expanse of the San Luis Valley surrounds a tiny Rio Grande local freight headed from Alamosa to Antonito at Estrella, Colorado, on the morning of May 24, 1991. Even though it doesn’t loo... (more)
This D&RGW westbound freight is roaring up the 1% grade of Cedar Hill just a couple of miles from Cedar Siding. The location is on Union Pacific's Green River Sub. in eastern Utah. Scanned from a ... (more)
DRGW GP40 3103 basks in the sun at Ogden, UT between assignments.
The Speno rail grinding train is paying a visit to the Rio Grande main line over Soldier Si,,it, seen here at Colton, Utah. I have to think that this was an unpopular assignment with the crews, as... (more)
DRGW GP40-2s and a GP30 wait for an interchange train from Southern Pacific at Ogden, UT on a cool April day. The GP30 still features the as delivered lettering it came in.
Photographed at 7:10 a.m. MDT, Rio Grande's Railblazer train 103 accelerates to track speed departing a 40 mph speed restriction through Provo City on July 1, 1989. The 103 would arrive on time at... (more)
Rio Grande's first double stack test train glides west through Provo Yard on Feb. 28, 1989. After testing, the D&RGW and SP operated regular Sea Land container trains from Chicago to Oakland via T... (more)
In the late 1980s, the Denver & Rio Grande Western offered 14 hour piggyback service between Denver and Salt Lake City for $299. Nicknamed the 'Railblazer', an extra short train #102 is pictured c... (more)
a southbound Rio Grande MP run through coal train struggles though Spruce, CO as two of the five motors on the head end have run out of fuel on the climb from Denver to Palmer Lake. An additional ... (more)
eastbound DRGW train near Eagle, CO on Tennessee Pass line.
Westbound coal empties #787 departs Minturn Yard and ducks under I70 Dowd Junction behind 3103 3001 3086 3015 and 3123 in January 1982
An eastbound freight blasts up through Fraser siding behind 3103 3018 3124 3097 and 3113 in January 1982.
3103 3018 3124 3097 3113 swing past skiers at Winter Park while taking an eastbound freight into the west end of the Moffat Tunnel at Winter Park in January 1982.