With a far different skyline than today, DRGW 5771 with the Rio Grande Zephyr crosses the Platte River at Denver, CO, June 19, 1982.
DRGW 5771 leads the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr at Tolland, CO, on May 5, 1979.
DRGW 5771 leads westbound Train #117 at Rocky, CO, Mar 11, 1979.
DRGW 5771 nearing Pinecliff, CO, on June 24, 1978.
The settlement of State Bridge, Colorado got its name from the structure spanning the Colorado River to the right of this photo. The area needed a supply line from the nearest railroad station, at... (more)
Saturday mornings during the winter were doubly busy at Denver Union Station. As soon as the Rio Grande Zephry leaves for Salt Lake City, the Rio Grande Ski Train will board, and wil... (more)
The eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr is dwarfed by th scenery of the Wasatch Range as it approaches Kyune, Utah.
One of the scenic highlights of the Rio Grande Zephyr’s journey was Ruby Canyon on the Colorado/Utah border. One of our desires was to shoot the train there, but topo maps did not indicate an entr... (more)
After topping out at Soldier Summit, #18, the Rio Grande Zephyr is now rolling downgrade at Colton, Utah. I remember that this shot was taken in the Spring as there was mud everywhere. This is the... (more)
The final Rio Grande Zephyr has arrived at Grand Junction, Colorado, but there is no hurry to service the locomotives. Due to a huge mudslide that has severed the Rio Grande main line at Th... (more)
Getting close to the division point at Grand Junction,, the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr enters the “suburbs” at Palisade, Colorado.
Reflected in the Colorado River, the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr passes through scenic Debeque Canyon, Colorado.
2 more reasons to visit Colorado.....the deep blue Colorado skies and the Colorado Railroad Museum. One of the standouts of the collection is Denver Rio Grande Western's 5771 (F9-A).
The Colorado Railroad Museum has lashed the Denver & Rio Grande Western 5771 (F9A) to some period passenger cars. Looks great!
Glenwood Canyon, Colorado has several short railroad tunnels along the Rio Grande main line. Here the Rio Grande Zephyr emerges from one of them.