The eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr passes high above some weird silver contraptions at Detour on the way up to Soldier Summit, in October 1981.
Playing Rear Admiral in the Silver Sky of the westbound RGZ as it rolls along following the Colorado River between Bond and Dell, on the Dotsero cut-off, in October 1981
The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr slows on the approach for the Glenwood Springs depot stop in March 1982 while the alternative form of transport runs on the other side of the Colorado River via the... (more)
The winter snows have gone, but grass is scarce, so its feedin' time at Range as the Silver Lady guides quietly past in March 1982.
The photographers last ever encounter with the Rio Grande Zephyr finds the westbound service accelerating towards Parshall from the 20 mph restriction of Byers Canyon in early April 1982.
Having "chased" the eastbound Zephyr from Clay, along the dirt road to Plainview, and making the shot just in time, the photographer was somewhat concerned to see a following Arapahoe deputy sheri... (more)
With the depot stop and crew change at Bond coming up shortly, the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr crawls slowly through the sleepy hamlet of State Bridge in February 1982.
The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr negotiates the series of horseshoe bends at Dell while it follows the meandering Colorado River along the Dotsero Cut-off in December 1981.
The hard work now done, the eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr begins its run downgrade from Soldier Summit to Helper in October 1981.
A chance to get a "sitting duck" shot of the F9 Zephyr power presented itself at Rifle when the westbound went about its depot duties in September 1981 - the sun even came out!
The Denver-bound Rio Grande Zephyr follows the Price River downgrade through Kyune in October 1981, behind 5771, 5762 and 5763.
The Rio Grande Zephyr follows the Colorado River near Burns on the Dotsero cut-off on its westbound journey to Salt Lake City in December 1981, behind 5771, 253, 5762 and 5763.
On the start of its journey to Salt Lake City, #17 Rio Grande Zephyr snakes across the switches at Denver Union Terminal behind 5771 5762 253 and 5763 in March 1982.
The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr slows for the stop at Granby behind 5771 253 5762 and 5763 in February 1982.
Slowing for the Glenwood Springs depot stop, 5771 5762 253 5763 get a mottled effect from nearby trees on #17 westbound Rio Grand Zephyr in March 1982.