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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: 814127

It's a winter scene as the eastbound Zephyr navigates the Price River Canyon. (Tom Ellis photo).

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


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By: Tom Ellis photos by Steve Ellis

Added: Oct 09, 2022

Views: 4,188
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Photo ID: 800662

D&RGW Zephyr leaving Coal creek Canyon en route to Moffat tunnel. Note the hard working F's (Diesel dust). Shot by train.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: 17
Photo Date: 1978


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By: John Wiesmann

Added: Apr 15, 2022

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Photo ID: 787915

The final eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr waits for departure time at Grand Junction Colorado. All six domes are part of the consist for this momentous occasion.

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: Nov 20, 2021

Views: 4,758
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Photo ID: 783545

Crew change at Helper, Utah. Scanned from a color print.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Helper, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: #18 - Rio Grande Zephyr
Photo Date: December 28, 1980


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By: Dick Ebright

Added: Oct 02, 2021

Views: 6,369
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Photo ID: 780313

’Scuse Me, While I Kiss the Sky

Seemingly on top of the world, the Rio Grande Zephyr does it best Jimi Hendrix interpretation as it begins its eastbound descent from Soldi... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Soldier Summit, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: March 20, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 24, 2021

Views: 2,484
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Photo ID: 780274

With its big eastbound climb over, the Rio Grande Zephyr rolls along the one-time yard in Soldier Summit, Utah. Soon it will start to drop toward Helper.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Soldier Summit, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: March 20, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 24, 2021

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Photo ID: 780218

Arriving at Gilluly, Utah, the Rio Grande Zephyr enters the first horseshoe curve and is about to duck under Route 6.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Gilluly, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: March 20, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 24, 2021

Views: 2,747
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Photo ID: 779954

The eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr has begun its climb over the Wasatch Mountains at Rio, Utah.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Rio, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: March 20, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 21, 2021

Views: 3,012
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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

Views: 7,943
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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

Views: 5,046
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Favorited: 21
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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

Views: 4,932
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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

Views: 5,620
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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

Views: 6,743
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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

Views: 3,444
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