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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: 367143

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)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Castle Gate, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: D&RGW 5771
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 24, 1982


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By: Ron Cady

Added: Jun 27, 2011

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Photo ID: 358793

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.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: June 15, 1980


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Mar 31, 2011

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Photo ID: 350151

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)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Kremmling, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW #17
Photo Date: April 03, 1982


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Jan 01, 2011

Views: 3,839
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Photo ID: 348637

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.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Soldier Summit, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: June 15, 1980


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Dec 16, 2010

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Photo ID: 346121

With one of the F9B units in dock, 3105 substitutes on the westbound RGZ as it passes through Byers Canyon in August 1981.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3105
Train ID: DRGW #17
Photo Date: August 29, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Nov 22, 2010

Views: 2,438
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Photo ID: 345823

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)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Kremmling, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 17
Photo Date: December 05, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Nov 19, 2010

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Photo ID: 331317

During the last days of operation, the Rio Grande Zephyr was unloading in the Denver Union Station.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 22, 1983


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By: Tom Trencansky

Added: Jul 13, 2010

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Photo ID: 308922

The westbound "Silver Lady" glides to halt for the Glenwood Springs stop in May 1981.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW #17
Photo Date: May 16, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Jan 01, 2010

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Photo ID: 308301

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.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW #17
Photo Date: March 03, 1982


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Dec 26, 2009

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Photo ID: 307483

On the way with the D&RGW Zephyr. A look into the car SILVER BANQUET.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Diner car silver banquet
Location: Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: 17
Photo Date: 1978


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By: John Wiesmann

Added: Dec 18, 2009

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Photo ID: 304357

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)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Spanish Fork Canyon, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: RGZ #18
Photo Date: June, 1974


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By: James Belmont

Added: Nov 17, 2009

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Photo ID: 303744

On the way with the D&RGW westbound Zephyr.

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: Nov 11, 2009

Views: 4,456
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Photo ID: 302542

The westbound RGZ applies the horses as it climbs out of Rollinsville towards the Moffat Tunnel in October 1981.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Rollinsville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW #17
Photo Date: October 10, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Nov 01, 2009

Views: 4,647
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Photo ID: 301319

D&RGW's westbound Zephyr idles at Grand Junction for service stop and crew change

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


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By: John Wiesmann

Added: Oct 22, 2009

Views: 4,670
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Photo ID: 292247

The eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr passes high above some weird silver contraptions at Detour on the way up to Soldier Summit, in October 1981.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Helper, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: October 18, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Jul 29, 2009

Views: 3,511
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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