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Mainline Thru The Rockies
A photo essay on passenger service along the route of the 'California Zephyr' during the Burlington/Rio Grande/Western Pacific and Amtrak eras
Photo Album By: Hiawatha Pete
 
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Photo ID: 476306

The westbound 'California Zephyr', with Amtrak P42DC #63 on the point, stands at Glenwood Springs Amtrak station. My wife & I rode this train as part of a trip from Buffalo to Sacramento (on the '... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 63
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: March 08, 2014


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Added: Apr 03, 2014

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Photo ID: 475605

Amtrak P42DC #63 leads our train, the westbound 'California Zephyr' through Fraser Canyon, CO. My wife & I rode this train as part of a trip from Buffalo to Sacramento (on the 'Lakeshore Limited'... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Fraser Canyon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 63
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: March 08, 2014


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By: Hiawatha Pete

Added: Mar 29, 2014

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Photo ID: 475429

The westbound 'California Zephyr', with Amtrak P42DC #63 on the point, stands at the newly renovated Denver Union station. My wife & I rode this train as part of a trip from Buffalo to Sacramento ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 63
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: March 08, 2014


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By: Hiawatha Pete

Added: Mar 28, 2014

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Photo ID: 467460

Onboard the westbound 'California Zephyr', front range of the Colorado Rockies, Plainview, CO, Amtrak P42DC #70 on the point. For more pics & videos from my collection see my website at http://... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 70
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: October 29, 2007


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By: Hiawatha Pete

Added: Jan 25, 2014

Views: 2,050
Comments: 2

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 424608

The eastbound California Zephyr crosses the Colorado River as it slows for a station stop at Glenwood Springs.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco PA-1
Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1954


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By: Collection of Eugene Diller

Added: Feb 10, 2013

Views: 7,848
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Favorited: 70


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Photo ID: 424331

Amtrak's California Zephyr glides east through Spanish Fork Canyon at the foot of 10,685 ft. Mt. Loafer.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Thistle, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 399
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: January 02, 1995


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By: James Belmont

Added: Feb 09, 2013

Screener's Choice

Views: 8,606
Comments: 3

Favorited: 71

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Photo ID: 423836

From my grandfather, Eugene Diller's, collection. The westbound Zephyr slows for a station stop at Glenwood Springs.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5521
Train ID: California Zephyr
Photo Date: February, 1954


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By: Collection of Eugene Diller

Added: Feb 05, 2013

People's Choice 3

Views: 23,046
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Photo ID: 419492

Among my archive of photos taken of the Rio Grande Zephyr, this one has always been a favorite. Train #18 is winding its way through the Red Narrows of Spanish Fork Canyon amid broken clouds and n... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Spanish Fork Canyon, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: RGZ #18
Photo Date: November 12, 1978


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By: James Belmont

Added: Dec 31, 2012

Photo of the Week

Views: 17,242
Comments: 14

Favorited: 131

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Photo ID: 418029

Late day shadows are ascending up the steep canyon walls of spectacular Ruby Canyon east of Utaline, Colorado, on August 4, 1996. A late-running Amtrak No. 5, the California Zephyr, cruises along ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P40DC
Location: Utaline, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: August 04, 1996


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 17, 2012

Views: 3,339
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Photo ID: 404017

Rio Grande opted not to join Amtrak (but reluctantly did about 13 years later) and ran its own Rio Grande Zephyr between Denver and Salt Lake City, over one day, back the next, except on Wednesda... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 17
Photo Date: April 17, 1980


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jul 21, 2012

Screener's Choice
People's Choice 4

Views: 14,485
Comments: 4

Favorited: 104

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Photo ID: 395136

Amtrak 5 snakes its way through the nearly continuous curves of Byers Canyon.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 25
Train ID: Amtrak 5
Photo Date: April 14, 2012


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By: S.A. Tish

Added: Apr 15, 2012

Views: 2,654
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 386452

The Rio Grande Zephyr, train #18 charges east on the shorter but steeper westward main track at Mapleton, Utah. The little streamliner will soon enter Spanish Fork Canyon while 11,749 ft. Mt. Timp... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Mapleton, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: D&RGW 5771
Train ID: RGZ #18
Photo Date: April 17, 1977


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By: James Belmont

Added: Jan 10, 2012

Views: 2,799
Comments: 1

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Photo ID: 349157

Another on board of the D&RGW Zephyr. One more beautiful landscape on this journey.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: F9A
Location: Rifle, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: 17
Photo Date: 1978


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By: John Wiesmann

Added: Dec 21, 2010

Views: 2,493
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Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 320740

The westbound California Zephyr plunges into the east portal of the Moffat Tunnel.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Tolland, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1960


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By: Jim Hinkhouse

Added: Apr 13, 2010

Views: 5,452
Comments: 1

Favorited: 37

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Photo ID: 320739

The eastbound California Zephyr exits Byers Canyon.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco PA-1
Location: Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 6001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1955


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By: Jim Hinkhouse

Added: Apr 13, 2010

Views: 7,944
Comments: 1

Favorited: 49

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