The Ford Fast Freight continues its westward journey on the Rio Grande main line at Howard, Colorado. While the train has been steadily grinding upgrade along the Arkansas River since short... (more)
Rio Grande train 179, the Ford Fast Freight, hugs the bank of the Arkansas River as it winds through Cotopaxi, Colorado. My friends opted for a rock outcropping over the river just west of ... (more)
Rio Grande train 179, the Ford Fast Freight, grinds westward along the Arkansas River in Texas Creek, Colorado. Although the heart of the grade over Tennessee Pass is still about fifty mile... (more)
Rio Grande's Kansas City auto train No. 179 tops 7440 ft. Soldier Summit on May 20, 1989. Moments earlier, the 179 removed its helper engine (a single SD40T-2 on the point, going backwards) prior ... (more)
Rio Grande's 179 auto train climbs westward approaching Soldier Summit on April 22, 1989. The power combo includes D&RGW 5377 and SP 8521 (SD40T-2), NS C39-8 No. 8635 and GECX B40-8 No. 8002.
Rio Grande auto train 179 crosses Mead's Wash at East Price on March 26, 1988.
Rio Grande auto train 179 rambles west along the shoreline of 'Thistle Lake' on D&RGW's newly relocated mainline in Spanish Fork Canyon. The atmosphere is filled of dust as contractors rebuild US ... (more)
Rio Grande train No. 179 rolls west through the scenic Red Narrows of Spanish Fork Canyon on Sept. 11, 1987. The D&RGW 5348 was built by EMD for the Rio Grande in Oct. 1974 and wrecked on the SP o... (more)
Rio Grande train #179 heads west through a duck pond just east of Mesa siding.
Rio Grande auto train #179 rolls west through American Fork with 11,749 Mt. Timpanogos looming in the background.