After their "careers" in the Rio Grande Zephyr ended, the Rio Grande F-Units could be found in freight service. A F9 A/B set is shunting at Leadville on the branch from Malta.
It's a cold late winter morning in downtown Salt Lake City. The sun has not even risen above the peaks of the Wasatch Range to the east. The D&RGW train #18 is ready to leave the depot on it's day... (more)
The Rio Grande Zephyr spends the night at Grand Junction, Colorado before making its last ever run to Denver. The Thistle mudslide, which severed the Rio Grande main line over the Wasatch M... (more)
Waiting for its swan song, the Rio Grande Zephyr cools its heels at Grand Junction, Colorado before making its last ever run to Denver. Normally the train would be in the Wasatch at this ti... (more)
Having arrived from Denver, CO the previous day, the Rio Grande Zephyr, its trip truncated by the mudslide at Thistle, UT, waits for its departure time.
Rio Grande F9A No. 5771 and F9B No. 5762 glisten on the night of March 25, 1999, not long after being lovingly restored by the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden in as-delivered Aspen gold over si... (more)
DRGW 5771 leads the Ski Train westbound at Crescent, CO, on Jan 14, 1984.
So who else (at least 7 others) was there this Jan 8, 1984 day as DRGW 5771 leads the Ski Train between Clay and Plainview, about to enter Tunnel 1.
DRGW 5771 leads westbound train #118 at Rollinsville, CO, on Mar 26, 1983.
DRGW 5771 leads the eastbound Train #118, at Grand Jct, CO, on Apr 17, 1983. I would ride this train east into Denver, my last ride on the Rio Grande Zephyr, which would end 1 week later.
DRGW 5771 with the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr at Grand Junction, CO, Apr 16, 1983 (final westbound run Apr 23, eastbound Apr 24). The train less than two weeks from its final run, with the train... (more)
DRGW 5771 leads the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr, nearing Dotsero, CO, on Apr 2, 1983. In less than 3 weeks, the Rio Grande Zephyr would be no more.
DRGW 5771 leading the last run of westbound train 17 at Clay, Co, Apr 23, 1983. A sad day indeed.
DRGW 5771 leads the eastbound Rio Grande Sephyr through Dotsero, CO, on Apr 1, 1983.
DRGW 5771 leads the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr at Pinecliff, CO, on Mar 26, 1983.