The Rio Grande Zephyr is approaching the main line at Dotsero as it nears the end of the Dotsero Cutoff. The westbound train is actually heading due east as it twists and turns along the Co... (more)
The Rio Grande Zephyr begins the climb into the Rockies.
Two months before the train was discontinued, the Rio Grande Zephyr is serviced at Grand Junction.
Like a Model on a Shelf
The Rio Grade Zephyrhugs a mountainside as it approaches Gilluly, Utah. In a few miles the climb to Soldier Summit will be complete, and the descent ... (more)
GRAND JUNCTION CO March 8 1980 -- The Rio Grande Zephyr makes a station stop for passengers, crew change and servicing.
CASTLE GATE UT Aug 9 1981 -- I'm on my way back to Norman OK from vacation in Vancouver WA when I caught the east bound Rio Grande Zephyr. Note the green and white suburban in the background off t... (more)
On a bright morning, the Rio Grande Zephyr climbs into the Rocky Mountains.
The Rio Grande Zephyr is serviced at Grand Junction in February 1983. The train was discontinued two months later.
A father and son stroll along DRGW 5771 (F9A) at the Colorado Railroad Museum. I remember as a kid watching along the tracks as the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad worked a local yard in the... (more)
The Rio Grande Zephyr had an appeal that just can’t be matched by today’s intercity trains. One element that may never return is the ability to stand in the vestibule and watch the train fr... (more)
Rarely did the Rio Grande Zephyr cross the Wasatch and the Rocky Mountains with only two F9s for power, but it did happen at times when the consist was light. Train No. 18 from Salt Lake City is l... (more)
Travelling west through some beautiful Colorado scenery, the Rio Grande Zephyr approaches the small settlement of State Bridge, Colorado.
Following the meandering Colorado River, the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr passes through Yarmony. Colorado.
The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr rolls into Yarmony. Colorado. While I will always remember the location for the photographs exposed there, the thing that I will remember most is the mud tha... (more)