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Ski Train
The Winter Park Ski Train has taken generations of Denverites to the slopes. Started by the Rio Grande and now operated by Amtrak, it's the best way to get there.
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Photo ID: 555771

After laying over in the siding at Fraser, Colorado, as the skiers enjoy some powder on the slopes, the Rio Grande Ski Train now departs eastbound to pick up the tired passengers at Winter Park o... (more)

Railroad: Ansco Ski Train
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Fraser, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 242
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 09, 2001


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 24, 2015

Views: 3,665
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Photo ID: 543399

Spring has arrived, but it's still a winter wonderland in the front range as the Rio Grande Ski Train approaches Tunnel 1 east of Plainview, Colorado.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3126
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 26, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 22, 2015

Views: 2,605
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Photo ID: 527996

A trio of Rio Grande engines head West with the Denver Ski Train approaching Tunnel #1.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Arvada, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: D&RGW 3093
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1989


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By: John Shine

Added: Apr 21, 2015

Views: 3,278
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Photo ID: 526645

The colorful Rio Grande Ski Train approaches Tunnel 1 east of Plainview, Colorado, on a sunny January 28, 2006.

Railroad: Ansco Ski Train
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SKTX 242
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 28, 2006


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 12, 2015

Views: 3,243
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Photo ID: 524769

Rio Grande’s ski train with newer equipment is only ten miles from Moffat Tunnel as it negotiates the narrow confines of Rollins Canyon near Rollinsville with three of owner Phillip Anschutz’s p... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Rollinsville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 06, 1991


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Mar 26, 2015

Views: 4,709
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Photo ID: 524252

Ski Train!!

A front-on view of what is now the last Ski Train to operate to Winter Park. Let's hope that next season we can't say that anymore.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Fraser, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 42
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 15, 2015


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By: Silver Bronco

Added: Mar 22, 2015

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Photo ID: 517702

The Rio Grande Ski Train threads its way out of Denver Union Station.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: D&GW 3128
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 19, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Feb 05, 2015

Views: 2,840
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Photo ID: 517701

The Rio Grande Ski Train begins its journey to Winter Park. Along with the regular train of ex-NP coaches, two dome cars not needed for today's Zephyr are included in the consist.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: D&GW 3128
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 19, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Feb 05, 2015

Views: 3,641
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Photo ID: 511793

The Rio Grande Ski Train emerges from Tunnel One with more than 800 passengers from Denver headed west to Winter Park for a day of skiing on March 29, 1997.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP60
Location: Coal Creek, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3155
Train ID: SDVDV-29
Photo Date: March 29, 1997


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By: James Belmont

Added: Dec 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 509128

The eastbound Rio Grande Ski Train exits Moffat Tunnel at East Portal, Colorado, on March 21, 1997. A pair (only three built and painted for D&RGW) of Rio Grande EMD GP60s power the passenger trai... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP60
Location: East Portal, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3155
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 21, 1997


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 03, 2014

Views: 6,801
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Photo ID: 457062

Skiers watch the arrival of the ski train prior to heading back to Denver after a great day on the slopes.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Winter Park, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5354
Train ID: Ski Train
Photo Date: December 28, 1991


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Nov 01, 2013

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Photo ID: 441422

The Rio Grande Ski Train approaches the east switch at Crescent, Colorado, on March 27, 2009. We didn’t know it at the time, but this was the very last weekend of Denver’s Ski Train. Running throu... (more)

Railroad: Ansco Ski Train
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Crescent, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SKTX 242
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 27, 2009


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 28, 2013

Views: 3,131
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Photo ID: 433753

Skiers aboard the D&RGW ski train are happy and oblivious to the snowy conditions of highways as they safely return to Denver on Feb. 26, 1984. The train is between Tunnels 3 and 2 near Plainview... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD FP9
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 26, 1984


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Apr 25, 2013

Views: 5,503
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Photo ID: 433750

Two D&RGW GP40-2s have the ski train in tow westward for the climb over to Winter Park on Jan. 5, 1980. Because of tree growth, this photo scene near Pinecliffe, Colo. is no longer possible.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Pinecliffe, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3099
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 05, 1980


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Apr 25, 2013

Views: 2,758
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Photo ID: 401797

A summer Ski Train exits Tunnel 1, east of Plainview, Colorado, on July 29, 2000. The train is pulled by a pair of Rio Grande GP60s, and led by the 3155. The Ski Train was operated during the summ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP60
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3155
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 29, 2000


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 26, 2012

Views: 2,832
Comments: 1

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