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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: 271186

With business car Wilson McCarthy trailing, #17 Rio Grande Zephyr is up to full load as it approaches Tunnel 29 at Pinecliff in March 1982, lead by 5771 5762 253 5763.

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


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Feb 10, 2009

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Photo ID: 270255

On a pristine day, 5771 5762 5763 powers through Tolland with #17 RGZ on the approach to the Moffat Tunnel in October 1981.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Tolland, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 17
Photo Date: October 10, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Feb 04, 2009

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Photo ID: 268510

On the Dotsero cut-off, the westbound RGZ follows the Colorado River towards Burns behind 5771 253 5762 5763 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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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Jan 24, 2009

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Photo ID: 268005

5771 253 5763 5762 on the Rio Grand Zephyr runs west on the main through Yarmony in December 1981

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


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Jan 19, 2009

Views: 2,833
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Photo ID: 266411

Attempts to emulate the classic California Zephyr shot in Glenwood Canyon with the RGZ was always made difficult by the RGZ passing through the canyon seemingly earlier in the day to the CZ. Here ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: #17
Photo Date: June 13, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Jan 08, 2009

Views: 5,107
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Photo ID: 266176

On a pristine June morning, 5771 5762 5763 glides the westbound "Silver Lady" through Winter Park.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Winter Park, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: #17
Photo Date: June 06, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Jan 06, 2009

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Photo ID: 266063

Close to midday near the longest day of the year, 5771 5762 5763 leads the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr through the west switch at Range on the Dotsero cut off in June 1981

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: #17
Photo Date: June 13, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Jan 05, 2009

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Photo ID: 265549

The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr crosses the Colorado River between Burns and Range on the Dotsero cut off behind 5771 253 5762 5763 in December 1981.

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


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Jan 01, 2009

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Photo ID: 265272

Running through a light snow shower, the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr creates its own flurry as it passes through Fraser at the end of January 1982 behind 5771 253 5762 5763.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Fraser, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: #17
Photo Date: January 30, 1982


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Dec 30, 2008

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Photo ID: 264061

The winter snow and ice in Byers Canyon has nearly thawed as the Silver Lady makes its final appearance for the photographer before he has to depart Grande territory, with the Zephyr having not mu... (more)

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


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Dec 20, 2008

Views: 4,048
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Photo ID: 185147

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)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Soldier Summit, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Rio Grande Zephyr
Photo Date: July, 1974


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By: Drew Jacksich

Added: Apr 24, 2007

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Photo ID: 175101

The eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr at Kyune, Utah.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Kyune, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: No. 18
Photo Date: June, 1979


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By: Paul Greenfield

Added: Feb 11, 2007

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Photo ID: 169139

The eastbound "Rio Grande Zephyr" departs Salt Lake City on its tri-weekly run to Denver.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: 18
Photo Date: June 27, 1982


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Dec 22, 2006

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Photo ID: 149126

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.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Spring Glen, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: RGZ #18
Photo Date: December, 1978


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By: James Belmont

Added: Jun 26, 2006

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Photo ID: 98324

The RGZ dashes through fresh snow and ducks under US Highway 6 at Detour.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Detour, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: RGZ #18
Photo Date: April 03, 1983


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By: James Belmont

Added: Mar 19, 2005

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