Hot out of Grand Junction, CO, the California Zephyr is on its 25 mile journey through Ruby Canyon.
The eastbound California Zephyr is rounding the final curve in Ruby Canyon, and in a few moments will duck through the short Ruby Tunnel.
A friendly wave from the Conductor as Kansas City Southern #4162 leads this Westbound Union Pacific empty coal train. It is about to head into Ruby Tunnel and then will follow along the Colorado R... (more)
Amtrak No. 5, the California Zephyr, crosses over McDonald Creek at the base of imposing Dodge’s Bluff just east of Utaline, Colorado, on July 18, 1990. Four EMD F40PHs haul the 16-car train westb... (more)
Union Pacific’s Operation Lifesaver special crosses McDonald Creek below Dodge’s Bluff in colorful Ruby Canyon just east of Utaline, Colorado, on June 13, 2009. Leading the train is UP’s Rio Grand... (more)
A westbound Southern Pacific intermodal train (probably the DVRVF) led by Rio Grande Tunnel Motor No. 5347, cruises by the towering sandstone cliffs east of Utaline, Colorado, on the afternoon of ... (more)
Late day shadows are ascending up the steep canyon walls of spectacular Ruby Canyon east of Utaline, Colorado, on August 4, 1996. A late-running Amtrak No. 5, the California Zephyr, cruises along ... (more)
Heritage in Ruby Canyon Union Pacific’s Operation Lifesaver special crosses McDonald Creek below Dodge’s Bluff in spectacular Ruby Canyon just east of Utaline, Colorado, on June 13, 200... (more)
Ruby Canyon does not see too many trains anymore, with Union Pacific diverting the majority of traffic through Wyoming. On this day, however, a westbound rail train led by a UP SD60 an a UP SD70M ... (more)
Cruising through Ruby Canyon on D&RGW trackage under threatening skies, Amtrak NO. 5 is making good time.