After Union Pacific began operation of the Moffat Tunnel line in the wake of the Southern Pacific merger, there was a brief era when UP assigned Rio Grande’s GP60s to the Ski Train. On the morning... (more)
On the morning of March 21, 1997, the Rio Grande Ski Train approaches Tunnel 1 just east of Plainview, Colorado, led by Rio Grande EMD GP60 Nos. 3155 and 3156.
The Rio Grande Ski Train passes milepost 39 at Pactolus west of Pinecliffe, Colorado, on March 21, 1997, led by Rio Grande EMD GP60 Nos. 3155 and 3156.
The Rio Grande Ski Train has finished turning on the wye at Tabernash, Colorado, and is now heading east to Fraser on March 22, 1997. The 18-car train is powered by Rio Grande GP60 Nos. 3155 and 3... (more)
Rio Grande GP60 No. 3155 leads the Ansco Rio Grande Ski Train towards Tunnel 1 just east of Plainview, Colorado, on August 2, 1997. This summer edition of the train is operated to Winter Park for ... (more)
It’s almost 9:00 p.m. on the evening of July 16, 1998, at Colorado’s Denver Union Station. Rio Grande EMD GP60s sit on one of the station tracks and are being used as protection power for the next... (more)
For awhile the UP had the 3 Rio Grande GP60's running together on the Denver to Pueblo trains over the Joint Line. Here the trio make their way south towards Pueblo somewhere north of Palmer Lake.... (more)
Rio Grande GP60 No. 3155 is about to enter the west portal of the Moffat Tunnel at Winter Park, Colorado, on August 1, 1998. after 6.21 miles of darkness, the locomotive will emerge into daylight ... (more)
The MDVRO is illuminated by an incredible golden hour sunset at Riverton siding on Aug. 19, 1998.
Used regularly on the Ski Trains, a pair of DRGW's GP 60's were the power on the Ski Train as it layed over in the siding at Fraser while it's mainly skier passengers enjoyed the nearby slopes at ... (more)
Grande Gold at Winter Park, 'Colorado's Favorite Ski Resort'.
A pair of EMD GP60s pull the Rio Grande Ski Train through Coal Creek Canyon on March 28, 1997.
The moo cows of Murray welcome the MDVRO into the Salt Lake Valley on July 6, 1997.
The Rio Grande Ski Train is ready for an early morning departure from Denver to Winter Park, tied down at Union Station the evening of March 27, 1997.
The Rio Grande Ski Train emerges from Tunnel One with more than 800 passengers from Denver headed west to Winter Park for a day of skiing on March 29, 1997.