A view from a Vista Dome car on the Rio Grande Zephyr as train No. 17 charges west through the lonely Green River Desert meeting a mixed freight in a siding on April 14, 1979.
The D&RGW rostered a Budd dome/club car called the 'Silver Shop'. It was used infrequently on the Rio Grande Zephyr but did come in handy when the Silver Banquet dining car was down for repairs. R... (more)
With the lunch rush behind them, the Rio Grande Zephyr's dining car crew takes a well deserved break in the Silver Banquet.
The Rio Grande Zephyr's head chef keeps his cooks busy preparing delicious meals in the Silver Banquet dining car.
Passengers onboard the Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 17 enjoy the scenic wonders of Ruby Canyon on April 14, 1979.
The Vista Dome offers riders spectacular 360 degree views as the Rio Grande Zephyr cruises west from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah. The train will soon duck under Interstate 70 and ente... (more)
Riders browse the dinner menu in the Rio Grande Zephyr's Silver Banquet dining car on April 14, 1979.
For the railfans: The Rio Grande Zephyr, train No 17 passes the west switch Radium (siding) during its 14 hour journey from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah. For the geography fans: Radium... (more)
DRGW 5771 (F9A) used to lead the Rio Grande Zephyr between Denver, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to being retired it also lead the Colorado Ski Train from Denver's Union Station to the ... (more)
One of my all time favorite photos of the Rio Grande Zephyr as train No. 17 climbs through the Colorado Front Range at Tunnel 3. The fill the train is crossing was washed out by flood water on Sep... (more)
Bacon, eggs, pancakes, coffee, and orange juice in the Silver Banquet through the Moffat Tunnel!
DRGW train 18, the Rio Grande Zephyr heads east near Thistle, UT on July 3, 1977.
The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 17 departs Denver Union Station at Prospect Junction the morning of April 14, 1979.
Interior view of Rio Grande's Budd dining car 'Silver Banquet' cresting Soldier Summit on Sept. 4, 1976.
Interior view of Rio Grande's Budd dome observation car 'Silver Sky' cresting Soldier Summit on Sept. 4, 1976.