RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 5771 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad EMD FP9 at Gore Canyon, Colorado by Steve Patterson
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
EMD FP9 (more..)
Gore Canyon, Colorado, USA (more..)
June 09, 1980
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DRGW 5771 (more..)
Steve Patterson (more..)
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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 June 9, 1980. The D&RGW and RGZ followed the Colorado River for 238 miles, the longest any railroad in the U.S. follows the same river in a scene as Rocky Mountain as it gets. You can ride the route today on successor Amtrak's "California Zephyr."
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