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)
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)
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)
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)
DRGW 5771 leads the eastbound Train #118, at Grand Jct, CO, on Apr 17, 1983. I would ride this train east into Denver, my last ride on the Rio Grande Zephyr, which would end 1 week later.
DRGW 5771 with the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr at Grand Junction, CO, Apr 16, 1983 (final westbound run Apr 23, eastbound Apr 24). The train less than two weeks from its final run, with the train... (more)
DRGW 5771 leading the last run of westbound train 17 at Clay, Co, Apr 23, 1983. A sad day indeed.
DRGW 5771 leads the eastbound Rio Grande Sephyr through Dotsero, CO, on Apr 1, 1983.
DRGW 5771 at Glenwood Springs, CO, with train #117. Nov 21, 1977.
DRGW 5771 leads the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr on a snow day, Mar 26, 1983. Clay, CO.
With a far different skyline than today, DRGW 5771 with the Rio Grande Zephyr crosses the Platte River at Denver, CO, June 19, 1982.
DRGW 5771 leads the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr at Tolland, CO, on May 5, 1979.
Saturday mornings during the winter were doubly busy at Denver Union Station. As soon as the Rio Grande Zephry leaves for Salt Lake City, the Rio Grande Ski Train will board, and wil... (more)