In 1982, eleven years after the beginning of Amtrak, one could still experience what fine passenger train service was like in the pre-Amtrak era. "Rio Grande Zephyr" was discontinued the following... (more)
The RGZ just arriving at Provo on its morning run eastbound. DRGW 5771,5762,5763 have came to a stop and will pick up a few passengers before proceeding over Soldier Summit.
As the Kodachrome era comes to an end, one of the "joys" of slide (or any film) was to try and get that extra shot on the end of the roll. Usually the 21st or 37th shot was achievable and sometime... (more)
The sun is high in the sky already on this beautiful summer morning as DRGW 5771,5762,5763 lead the 8 cars of train 18 near Soldier Summit.
With one of the F9B units in dock, 3105 substitutes on the westbound RGZ as it passes through Byers Canyon in August 1981.
A location that I only found on my third drive along this dirt road, and it is not obvious without getting out and walking to the edge of the precipice! The shadows have receded far enough as the... (more)
During the last days of operation, the Rio Grande Zephyr was unloading in the Denver Union Station.
The westbound "Silver Lady" glides to halt for the Glenwood Springs stop in May 1981.
After a light sprinkling of overnight snow on the mountain tops, the westbound RGZ departs Glenwood Springs behind the usual suspects on a glorious March day in 1982.
On the way with the D&RGW Zephyr. A look into the car SILVER BANQUET.
On a gorgeous spring morning in 1974, the Rio Grande Zephyr train #18 climbs Spanish Fork Canyon along it's namesake river approaching the small town of Thistle, Utah. The right of way at this poi... (more)
On the way with the D&RGW westbound Zephyr.
The westbound RGZ applies the horses as it climbs out of Rollinsville towards the Moffat Tunnel in October 1981.
D&RGW's westbound Zephyr idles at Grand Junction for service stop and crew change
The eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr passes high above some weird silver contraptions at Detour on the way up to Soldier Summit, in October 1981.