The Rio Grande Zephyr sits proudly at Denver's Union Station during 1983, shortly prior to the DRGW discontinuing the Zephyr's passenger service in late April of that same year. I never had the op... (more)
You can feel winters chill, from just looking at this picture of the Zephyr. It's the early morning at Colton, Utah 1978 in the Price River Canyon (Tom Ellis photo)
Winter is in full swing. As the Zephyr collects the early morning light at Soldier Summit. Tom Ellis photo.
The sun is setting both literally and figuratively on the Rio Grande Zephyr in this view on the Dotsero Cutoff at Dell, Colorado. When it gets to Denver, the RGZ will cease to exist,... (more)
With the headlight and mars light lit up and functioning, 5771’s aspen gold provides a nice contrast against the blue Colorado sky.
Riding with dad, chasing the Zephyr, I was six at the time. Time is running out for the Zephyr over the Rio Grande main.
My dad passed away this week, and figure I'd start sharing some of his collection in his honor. He never enter the digital realm, and did have much use for computers. So for those that did have th... (more)
After their "careers" in the Rio Grande Zephyr ended, the Rio Grande F-Units could be found in freight service. A F9 A/B set is shunting at Leadville on the branch from Malta.
It's a cold late winter morning in downtown Salt Lake City. The sun has not even risen above the peaks of the Wasatch Range to the east. The D&RGW train #18 is ready to leave the depot on it's day... (more)
The Rio Grande Zephyr spends the night at Grand Junction, Colorado before making its last ever run to Denver. The Thistle mudslide, which severed the Rio Grande main line over the Wasatch M... (more)
Waiting for its swan song, the Rio Grande Zephyr cools its heels at Grand Junction, Colorado before making its last ever run to Denver. Normally the train would be in the Wasatch at this ti... (more)
Having arrived from Denver, CO the previous day, the Rio Grande Zephyr, its trip truncated by the mudslide at Thistle, UT, waits for its departure time.
Rio Grande F9A No. 5771 and F9B No. 5762 glisten on the night of March 25, 1999, not long after being lovingly restored by the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden in as-delivered Aspen gold over si... (more)
DRGW 5771 leads the Ski Train westbound at Crescent, CO, on Jan 14, 1984.
So who else (at least 7 others) was there this Jan 8, 1984 day as DRGW 5771 leads the Ski Train between Clay and Plainview, about to enter Tunnel 1.