Eastbound DRGW train near Desert UT
Retired SP conductor Gary Smart recalls with fondness the day he was called to work the RODVF train with engineer Kenny Leighter from Roper Yard to Grand Junction. He arrived at Roper on Oct. 15, ... (more)
Rio Grande power set is shuffled at the south end of North Yard.
Crossing east over the ATSF/UP mainline this Southern Pacific train, powered by all DRGW units (somewhat rare for that era). The fireman/brakeman is trying to figure out what all the hub-bub is ab... (more)
Just like today, the end of 1981 saw a downturn in traffic for the DRGW such that a visit to Burnham Works on the day before Christmas found all GP35s and all but four SD45s in storage. In a break... (more)
A westbound manifest on Gilluly horseshoe curve. Interesting that the second unit is 5340, the last in the SD45 class, and the last unit, 5331, was the first.