With five assorted GP’s for power, a westbound Rio Grande manifest escapes the cloud cover just before ducking under Interstate 70 at Mack, Colorado.
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)
I’ve never regretted any train ride that I’ve taken, although I usually am thinking about the photos that I’m missing while on board the train, and I don’t make a priority of riding for that reaso... (more)
A tradition that lasted 73 years out of Denver, Rio Grande’s ski train behind two GP40-2s very quietly slips through Crescent, Colo. on its way home with exuberant but tired skiers on March 20, 19... (more)
An EMD GP40-2/GP30 combo leads Rio Grande's hot piggyback train #102 east approaching Springville on the evening of April 16, 1987.
Rio Grande's Railblazer piggyback train #102 glides east through Springville on its 14 hour overnight journey to Denver. The 102 is on the CTC equipped westward main track, which diverges from the... (more)
Photographed minutes after its 5:55 p.m. departure from Roper Yard, Rio Grande's 'Railblazer' train #102 crosses the big fill at Vine Street in Murray, Utah. Tractor trailers, riding on spine flat... (more)
A Rio Grande piggyback trailer is pictured being loaded on D&RGW's 'Railblazer' train #102 at Roper Yard. The spiffy clean GP40-2's had just been pulled from service off the Rio Grande Ski Train o... (more)
The twists and turns of the Colorado river are evident as an eastbound freight disappears into Tunnel 42 at Radium as its head end reappears in the distance climbing up towards Little Gore Canyon,... (more)
As the West Local shoves back on the Rocky Spur a loaded coal train rolls past the east switch of Rocky with North Yard 18 miles ahead.
In less than ideal weather conditions for photography and railroading, no less than 10 helpers cut into eastbound coal #788 at Minturn in late December 1981. The train departed almost on dusk with... (more)
UP's "Creede Local" slowly passes through Monte Vista; it will soon work the interchange with the San Luis Central east of town.
UP's "Creede Local" heads east to Alamosa after picking up loaded wood chip cars in South Fork, CO.