After shooting westbound Rio Grande train 197 in cloudy light at Cotopaxi, Colorado, we chased it to the vicinity of Salida,... (more)
With four Missouri Pacific SD40-2’s following a Rio Grande tunnel motor, westbound Rio Grande coal train 788 negotiates the small canyon near Cotopaxi, Colorado. The 100 car train was loaded at Ca... (more)
Viewed from the Royal Gorge suspension bridge, Rio Grande train 788 negotiates the narrowest section of the Gorge. Originating at the Roadside Mine at Cameo, Colorado, this train of coal has succe... (more)
With the shadow from the Royal Gorge suspension bridge cutting across the floor of the canyon, Rio Grande train 788 knocks down a signal as it proceeds toward Canyon City and Pueblo.
Arguably the most scenic location along the Scenic Line of the World, the Royal Gorge commanded a good portion of Rio Grande publicity, including the slogan ”Royal Gorge Route”, and a passenger ... (more)
In the early stages of its trek east, DRGW 5408 leads Mopac/UP liveried 6010 6006 6036 and 6050 on #788 coal from Cameo at De Beque in August 1985.
A convenient burst of sunshine illuminates #788 coal from Cameo as it approaches Dowd (road) Junction, just before Minturn, behind the colourful line up of 5408 and Mopac/UP 6010 6006 6036 and 605... (more)
With the front end well inside Minturn Yard, the rear end helpers of 5375 5370 and 5405 on #788 eastbound coal from Cameo, near Grand Junction, are about to slip under the I70 at Dowd (road) Junct... (more)
Pueblo bound #788 coal from Cameo, near Grand Junction, is not far into its journey as it roars through Silt behind D&RGW 5408 leading former Mopac SD40-2 6010, 6006, 6036 and 6050 in August 1985.
A very cold, overcast and miserable day in December 1981 is brightened a little with the appearance of 5412 5407 5388 5394 and 5375 on #788 eastbound coal on the approach to Edwards. The three hel... (more)
Eastbound #788 coal from Cameo, near Grand Junction slows through New Castle, just west of Glenwood Springs, for a cross with the westbound Californian Zephyr at nearby Chacra in August 1985. On t... (more)