Nightfall over MinturnDarkness is settling over the town of Minturn, that sits at the foot of Tennessee Pass on Rio Grande’s Royal Gorge Route main line. Three EMD SD40T-2 Tunnel Motors... (more)
Springtime Snow Squall on Soldier Summit
Rio Grande unit grain train 181 struggles against a 2.3% grade approaching the Kyune tunnels on May 20, 1989. Three additional six axle motors are cut in mid-train for the ascent to 7440 ft. Soldi... (more)
A westbound Rio Grande manifest encounters a snow squall approaching the Highway 89 overpass at Thistle, Utah.
Eastbound freight 150, its caboose marred with graffiti, skims the outskirts of Leadville on its way to Pueblo. The closure of the Tennessee Pass line was only a few years in the future; this wou... (more)
5357 3077 5363 holds back a westbound freight as they descend the middle leg of Gilluly, on the west side of Soldier Summit, on a dull August day in 1985.