One of the scenic highlights of the Rio Grande Zephyr’s journey was Ruby Canyon on the Colorado/Utah border. One of our desires was to shoot the train there, but topo maps did not indicate an entr... (more)
After topping out at Soldier Summit, #18, the Rio Grande Zephyr is now rolling downgrade at Colton, Utah. I remember that this shot was taken in the Spring as there was mud everywhere. This is the... (more)
The final Rio Grande Zephyr has arrived at Grand Junction, Colorado, but there is no hurry to service the locomotives. Due to a huge mudslide that has severed the Rio Grande main line at Th... (more)
Getting close to the division point at Grand Junction,, the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr enters the “suburbs” at Palisade, Colorado.
Reflected in the Colorado River, the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr passes through scenic Debeque Canyon, Colorado.
2 more reasons to visit Colorado.....the deep blue Colorado skies and the Colorado Railroad Museum. One of the standouts of the collection is Denver Rio Grande Western's 5771 (F9-A).
The Colorado Railroad Museum has lashed the Denver & Rio Grande Western 5771 (F9A) to some period passenger cars. Looks great!
Glenwood Canyon, Colorado has several short railroad tunnels along the Rio Grande main line. Here the Rio Grande Zephyr emerges from one of them.
Race to Helper
An eastbound Rio Grande intermodal train and the Rio Grande Zephyr are side by side as they descend Price River Canyon. When the Zephyr makes its stati... (more)
Descending through the Price River Canyon, the eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr is about to enter one of the tunnels near Kyune, Utah.
This F9 survives today.
D&RGW’s Rio Grande Zephyr emerges from a short tunnel in Glenwood Canyon next to the Shoshone Dam. Today I-70 passes directly over the B units and into the a tunnel here.
The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr is stretching its legs as it is making track speed west of Glenwood Springs at Newcastle, Colorado.
The Rio Grande Zephyr rolls into its station stop at Glenwood Springs, Colorado. This was one of the longer stops along the way from Denver to Salt Lake City.
The Rio Grande Zephyr winds its way along the Colorado River at Dotsero, Colorado.