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Pre-Amtrak Colorado Passenger Trains
Plenty of passenger action among Burlington, Colorado & Southern, Missouri Pacific, Rio Grande, Rock Island, Santa Fe and Union Pacific.
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Photo ID: 711953

I was just a kid and using my father's Voigtlander camera on occasion. We were fortunate to see Rio Grande No.1, the "Royal Gorge", as it made its scheduled stop in the depths of the Ark... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco PA-1
Location: Royal Gorge, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: No. 1
Photo Date: July, 1960


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Oct 05, 2019

Views: 6,868
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Photo ID: 637036

The two flagships and standard bearers of the Santa Fe Ry., the Chief and the Super Chief meet at Trinidad, Colo. on May 10, 1967. The combined Super Chief / El Capitan, with a working RPO, had ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Trinidad, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 31C
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 10, 1967


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Nov 05, 2017

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Photo ID: 634013

This F9 survives today.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Yampa Valley Mail
Photo Date: September, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Oct 12, 2017

Views: 7,710
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Photo ID: 625823

A U28CG, an FP45 and two F45’s lift Santa Fe’s combined Super Chief - El Capitan around Wootton Ranch curve in Colorado headed up to the highest point on the AT&SF Ry. at Raton Pass, 7588-ft. Thi... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE U28CG
Location: Wootton Ranch, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 01, 1970


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Aug 06, 2017

Views: 4,351
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Photo ID: 624034

Charging west of La Junta, Colo. at Benton behind two new FP-45’s is Santa Fe’s Train 17 combined El Capitan / Super Chief hell bent for Raton Pass and then on to California, Sept. 10, 1968.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD FP45
Location: Benton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 105
Train ID:
Photo Date: September 10, 1968


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jul 22, 2017

Views: 6,401
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Photo ID: 624030

A GE U-28-CG, an FP-45 and two F-45’s tow the 19 cars of Santa Fe’s combined El Capitan / Super Chief Trn. 17 up Raton Pass near Starkville, Colo. on August 1, 1970. The first car is a steam gene... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE U28CG
Location: Starkville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: ATSF 17
Photo Date: August 01, 1970


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jul 22, 2017

Views: 2,321
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Photo ID: 612362

This is the Boy Scout special running through on the Front Range at Palmer Lake. An F3A, F7B and F3B make up the consist.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Palmer Lake, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1403
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1960


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By: Collection of Chris Zygmunt

Added: Apr 06, 2017

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Photo ID: 580652

On a hot July afternoon in 1962, Union Pacific GP9 311 has been waiting with the northbound local at Sand Creek north of Denver for the afternoon parade of inbound passenger trains. First up is tr... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 311
Train ID: Train 106
Photo Date: July, 1962


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Jun 21, 2016

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Photo ID: 576330

A little past noon on March 6, 1966, Rio Grande’s Train 10, the Yampa Valley, has been waiting only a few minutes at Azure siding near the entrance to Little Gore Canyon when Train 17, the Califor... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Azure siding, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 5761
Train ID: Train 17
Photo Date: March 06, 1966


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: May 12, 2016

Views: 13,427
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Favorited: 70
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Photo ID: 570471

Mop meets Rock. On July 3, 1965, two weeks after massive floods shut down almost all rail service into Denver the situation along Colorado’s Joint Line is still far from normal. Missouri Pacific’s... (more)

Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Palmer Lake, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 38
Train ID: MP Train 11
Photo Date: July 03, 1965


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Mar 22, 2016

Views: 7,285
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Photo ID: 569879

Fireman’s view from eastbound flagship Train 20, "The Chief," as it meets westbound Train 23, "The Grand Canyon," climbing the Colorado side of Raton Pass near Gallinas on May 10, 1967. Raton Pa... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Gallinas, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 304
Train ID: ATSF 20
Photo Date: May 10, 1967


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Mar 17, 2016

Views: 10,318
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Favorited: 68
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Photo ID: 567199

Santa Fe’s Train 201 behind E unit 81 zips through Fowler, Colo. on its way to Pueblo and on to Denver on April 15, 1967.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD E8
Location: Fowler, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 81
Train ID: ATSF 201
Photo Date: April 15, 1967


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Feb 24, 2016

Views: 9,177
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Photo ID: 567186

In 1966, there were only two ways into remote Rock Creek Canyon, between Crater and Volcano on Rio Grande’s Craig Branch in northwestern Colorado. One was to hike along the track from the nearest ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco PA-1
Location: Rock Creek Canyon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 6003
Train ID: Train 10
Photo Date: March 06, 1966


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Feb 24, 2016

Views: 10,687
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Photo ID: 566291

In its day, Train 8, the Rocky Mountain Rocket, was a class operation, not as fast as its Union Pacific and Burlington competitors but a luxurious and comfortable. ride from Denver to Chicago. But... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island)
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 634
Train ID: Train 8
Photo Date: October 06, 1963


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Feb 18, 2016

Views: 8,793
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Photo ID: 566023

Since the Depression year of 1930, Train 17-18, the Portland Rose, has been one of Union Pacific’s classier operations, even boasting for a time its own individual china pattern (depicting, natura... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 932
Train ID: Train 18
Photo Date: October 09, 1968


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Feb 15, 2016

Views: 4,449
Comments: 0

Favorited: 25
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