D&RGW’s three famous F units operated on the ski train only for the 1984 season after the demise of the Rio Grande Zephyr. Skiers on board are probably delighted with the falling snow and not bei... (more)
Running with only six coaches and a combine on Jan. 21, 1984, Rio Grande’s ski train is nearing the shortest tunnel on the route, No. 29 which is only 90-ft. in length, near Pinecliff, Colo.
It was a dusty and dirty job for D&RGW laborers dumping and spreading rock ballast at Tunnel 17 near Crescent, Colo. on June 4, 1984.
After the Rio Grande ultimately joined Amtrak in 1983, its three famous F units served the winter of 1984 on the Ski Train. Afterwards, they spent their final days in ballast
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The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 18 has successfully crossed 7440 ft. Soldier Summit on a wintry March 6, 1977 morning.
A little less than 38 years ago, the Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 18 crests 7440 ft. Soldier Summit on March 27, 1977.
The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 18 is a few minutes from its regular station stop at Helper as it passes Castle Gate on Dec. 17, 1978.
The Rio Grande Zephyr
Hanging out a Dutch Door on the Rio Grande Zephyr.
The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 17 rolls down the Mapleton Bench approaching Springville on May 17, 1976.
Classic F unit on display at the Colorado Railroad Museum
The Rio Grande Zephyr's conductor catches up on his paperwork en route to Salt Lake City from Denver. April 14, 1979
Rio Grande F9 No. 5771 shows off its original 4-stripe Grande gold and silver paint scheme shortly after being restored at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden.
The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 17 rolls through incredible Gore Canyon west of Kremmling, Colorado on April 14, 1979.
The D&RGW rostered a pair of Budd coaches named the 'Silver Pine' and the 'Silver Aspen' for use on the Rio Grande Zephyr trains. Restless riders await the departure of train No. 17 from Grand Jun... (more)