A loaded coal train descends Colorado's front range en-route to Denver where the train will head south to Colorado Springs. Scanned from a Kodachrome
The Denver & Rio Grande Western ran a special for company photographers from Salt Lake City to the Thistle Tunnels on July 21, 1988. The mission was to obtain high quality photos to promote the D&... (more)
The Helper Local departs Provo with 84 empties for loading at the coal mines in Carbon County.
Looking snazzy in clean Aspen Gold and Black paint, a Rio Grande SD50 awaits an assignment working the Helper helper on April 30, 1989. The 5514 was built new by EMD for the D&RGW in Sept. 1984, p... (more)
Remember when diesel locomotive frame was fixed with a metal builder's plate as a symbol of pride of construction? Rio Grande SD50 No. 5514's plate looked great nearly four years after its release... (more)
An eastbound FT A-B pair, led by the final D&RGW FT ordered, followed by (apparently) one of D&RGW's five (5) Alco RS3s, and likely followed by another FT pair, reaches for the west portal of the ... (more)
A westbound empty coal, headed by 5514, 5508 and 5513 swings alongside the Colorado river as they enter Little Gore Canyon, between Azure and Radium, in September 1985.
As the Colorado River meanders along the bottom of the valley, a westbound empty coal, behind 5514 5508 and 5511, snakes its way from Azure siding to Little Gore Canyon, west of Kremmling, in Sept... (more)