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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: 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

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Photo ID: 281301

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

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Bond, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 17
Photo Date: October 01, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Apr 25, 2009

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Photo ID: 279897

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)

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 13, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Apr 14, 2009

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Photo ID: 279137

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.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Dotsero, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 17
Photo Date: March 13, 1982


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Apr 08, 2009

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Photo ID: 278636

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.

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


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Apr 04, 2009

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Photo ID: 278504

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)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 17
Photo Date: December 24, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Apr 03, 2009

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Photo ID: 278346

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.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Bond, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 17
Photo Date: February 27, 1982


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Apr 02, 2009

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Photo ID: 278340

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.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Burns, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 17
Photo Date: December 12, 1981


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Added: Apr 02, 2009

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Photo ID: 277782

The hard work now done, the eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr begins its run downgrade from Soldier Summit to Helper 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: Mar 29, 2009

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Photo ID: 277436

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!

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


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Mar 26, 2009

Views: 4,460
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Photo ID: 276022

The Denver-bound Rio Grande Zephyr follows the Price River downgrade through Kyune in October 1981, behind 5771, 5762 and 5763.

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: Mar 16, 2009

Views: 3,796
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Photo ID: 274544

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.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Burns, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 17
Photo Date: December 12, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Mar 05, 2009

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Photo ID: 274147

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.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: #17
Photo Date: March 20, 1982


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Mar 03, 2009

Views: 4,825
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Photo ID: 274135

The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr slows for the stop at Granby behind 5771 253 5762 and 5763 in February 1982.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Granby, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: #17
Photo Date: February 20, 1982


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Mar 03, 2009

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Photo ID: 273133

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.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 5771
Train ID: #17
Photo Date: March 13, 1982


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Feb 23, 2009

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