The Rio Grande Zephyr winds through Byers Canyon on a late afternoon.
The westbound D&RGW Zephyr is just about to duck under Hwy 6 about 7 miles east of Soldier Summit.
Rio Grande F9 #5771 is heading West with the Rio Grande Zephyr, the remnant of the California Zephyr. As the Grande didn't join Amtrak, they were required to keep this train running. I lasted unti... (more)
Retired from revenue service on September 30, 1984, 5771 lives on at the Colorado Railroad Museum.
The Zephyr has passed Provo and Spanish Fork and heading into the canyon for the climb to Soldier Summit
The thrice weekly remnant of the California Zephyr continued to operate on the Rio Grande for 12 years after the WP dropped theirs in 1970. Seen here, the train is climbing to Soldier Summit and i... (more)
Late in the day, sunlight captures the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr at West Helper, Utah.
The eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr at Kyune, Utah.
Restored Rio Grande 5771 at The Colorado Railroad Museum. D&RGW 5771 and 5762 [F9A and F9B] A and B units in mainline freight service between Denver and Salt Lake City and also used on the Califor... (more)
The eastbound "Rio Grande Zephyr" departs Salt Lake City on its tri-weekly run to Denver.
On a delightful summer morning, the eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr tops Soldier Summit, 95 miles east of Salt Lake City and 475 miles west of Denver.
A fitting place of retirement
Only 44 miles into it's 570 mile journey east, Rio Grande Zephyr train #18 departs Provo station for Denver, Colorado. The sturdy brick depot at Provo, built in 1910, was torn down in 1986.
Rio Grande Zephyr train #18 rolls through the community of Spring Glen, about five minutes out of Helper. Next stop, Green River, Utah some 68 miles away.
The Rio Grande Zephyr races around the big curve at Tabernash, approaching Fraser, heading toward Denver in the late afternoon.