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Rio Grande Zephyr
A remnant of the original California Zephyr, this train offered great dining and many as five Vista-Dome cars for viewing the Rocky Mountain Scenery. It was the last train to be replaced by Amtrak.
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Photo ID: 759058

Winter is in full swing. As the Zephyr collects the early morning light at Soldier Summit. Tom Ellis photo.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Soldier Summit, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Zephyr
Photo Date: 1979


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By: Tom Ellis photos by Steve Ellis

Added: Jan 04, 2021

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Photo ID: 755485

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)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Dell, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: April 24, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 27, 2020

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Photo ID: 748627

Riding with dad, chasing the Zephyr, I was six at the time. Time is running out for the Zephyr over the Rio Grande main.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Gilluly, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Zephyr
Photo Date: March 27, 1983


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By: Tom Ellis Collection by Steve Ellis

Added: Sep 20, 2020

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Photo ID: 747834

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)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Narrows, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Zepher
Photo Date: September, 1981


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By: Tom Ellis Collection by Steve Ellis

Added: Sep 11, 2020

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Photo ID: 727717

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)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: #18
Photo Date: March 01, 1981


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By: Dick Ebright

Added: Mar 04, 2020

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Photo ID: 726112

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)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 24, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Feb 18, 2020

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Photo ID: 709966

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.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID:
Photo Date: April 17, 1983


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By: Timothy Tonge

Added: Sep 15, 2019

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Photo ID: 709135

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)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: 117
Photo Date: April 16, 1983


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By: Timothy Tonge

Added: Sep 06, 2019

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Photo ID: 708463

DRGW 5771 leading the last run of westbound train 17 at Clay, Co, Apr 23, 1983. A sad day indeed.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Clay, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: 117
Photo Date: April 23, 1983


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By: Timothy Tonge

Added: Aug 31, 2019

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Photo ID: 708462

DRGW 5771 leads the eastbound Rio Grande Sephyr through Dotsero, CO, on Apr 1, 1983.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Dotsero, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: 118
Photo Date: April 01, 1983


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By: Timothy Tonge

Added: Aug 31, 2019

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Photo ID: 707999

DRGW 5771 at Glenwood Springs, CO, with train #117. Nov 21, 1977.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: 117
Photo Date: November 21, 1977


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By: Timothy Tonge

Added: Aug 26, 2019

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Photo ID: 704698

DRGW 5771 leads the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr on a snow day, Mar 26, 1983. Clay, CO.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Clay, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 26, 1983


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By: Timothy Tonge

Added: Jul 25, 2019

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Photo ID: 703316

With a far different skyline than today, DRGW 5771 with the Rio Grande Zephyr crosses the Platte River at Denver, CO, June 19, 1982.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID:
Photo Date: June 19, 1982


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By: Timothy Tonge

Added: Jul 14, 2019

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Photo ID: 703292

DRGW 5771 leads the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr at Tolland, CO, on May 5, 1979.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Tolland, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID:
Photo Date: May 05, 1979


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By: Timothy Tonge

Added: Jul 14, 2019

Views: 2,689
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Photo ID: 699937

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)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 19, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jun 12, 2019

Views: 6,557
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