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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: 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 5991
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

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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

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Photo ID: 595315

GREEN RIVER UT Aug 22 1981 -- The Rio Grande Zephyr rolls west through Green River.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Green River, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 22, 1981


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Nov 06, 2016

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Photo ID: 516719

The Rio Grande Zephyr

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 17
Photo Date: April 04, 1981


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jan 29, 2015

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Photo ID: 514962

The overhead slide detector fences are ever vigilant as eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr Train 18 negotiates one of the most rugged canyons in Colorado awesome Gore Canyon. The canyon was named aft... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Gore Canyon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: June 07, 1980


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jan 17, 2015

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Photo ID: 495707

DRGW train 18, the Rio Grande Zephyr heads east near Thistle, UT on July 3, 1977.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Thistle, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: July 03, 1977


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Aug 30, 2014

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Photo ID: 440443

What became America's sweetheart as a holdout from joining Amtrak, D&RGW's westbound "Rio Grande Zephyr" was just doing its thing delighting passengers in remote and rugged Gore Canyon, Colo. on ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD FP9
Location: Gore Canyon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 09, 1980


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jun 18, 2013

Views: 3,004
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Photo ID: 369836

Complete with stand-in former UP diner, the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr exits Tunnel 42 at Radium in December 1981.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Radium, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW #17
Photo Date: December 03, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Jul 25, 2011

Views: 3,500
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