Category: 1965

D&RGW F9 5774 at Salida, Colorado on Aug…

D&RGW F9 5774 at Salida, Colorado on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 5774 was built in September 1955 (c/n 20528) on EMD Order 3184 and was wrecked at Grizzly, Colorado on March 29, 1968, during May 1969 was sent to Precision National in Mount Vernon, Illinois and scrapped. It is seen paired with PA1 6011 about to couple onto its train after running around the two cars it arrived with in Salida as Train #1, The Royal Gorge and will depart as Train #2, The Royal Gorge at 9:00 AM the next day. The Royal Gorge (RG) departed Denver at 9:00 AM MST with cars from CB&Q’s Denver Zephyr (DZ) attached on the rear. Upon arrival at Colorado Springs (10:40 AM) the DZ cars were cut off and the RG continued on to Salida, arriving at 3:15 PM. Meanwhile, the returning RG had left Salida at 9:00 AM, will arrive in Colorado Springs at 1:10 PM where the DZ cars will be attached to the rear, and will continue on to Denver, arriving at 3:00 PM. The DZ cars will be removed and cut into the waiting DZ for return to Chicago overnight. According to the June 1965 Official Guide, the RG was listed as having a Chair Car between Denver and Salida. Also listed was a Standard Sleeper, a Slumbercoach, and a Vista-Dome Chair Car between Denver and Colorado Springs, the DZ cars.

D&RGW Alco PA1 6011

D&RGW Alco PA1 6011

D&RGW Alco PA1 6011

D&RGW PA1 6011 arriving at Salida, Colorado on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This was Train # 1, The Royal Gorge, arriving at Salida, Colorado, the western terminus of this train. It left Denver at 9:00 AM with cars from CB&Q’s Denver Zephyr (DZ) attached to the rear. The DZ cars were cut off at Colorado Springs, and what remained as The Royal Gorge continued on to Pueblo, where this train met # 2, the returning Royal Gorge. Number 2 will pick up the DZ cars left by # 1 and return them to Denver. Meanwhile # 1 continued on to Salida, where it laid over until the next day.

Denver & Rio Grande Western F9A #5774 le…

Denver & Rio Grande Western F9A #5774 leads the “Royal Gorge” across the famous Hanging Bridge along the Arkansas River within Colorado’s Royal Gorge during August, 1965. Drew Jacksich photo.

D&RGW train, engine number 6011 + additi…

D&RGW train, engine number 6011 + additional diesel unit, engine type ALCO PA1

Train #2, The Royal Gorge; 9 cars, 60 MPH. Photographed: north of Castle Rock, Colo., April 20, 1965.

The Way Freight at Somonauk and Bristol, IL &…

The Way Freight at Somonauk and Bristol, IL -- 2 Photos

The Way Freight at Somonauk and Bristol, IL – 2 Photos by Marty Bernard

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I caught CB&Q NW2 9223 (built in 1946) with a way freight twice on August 8, 1965.

At Somonauk, IL, about 25 miles southwest (RR west) of Aurora on the double-track main to Galesburg. The way freight went in the hole for what looks like the California Zephyr. And you better believe it was zephyring. Both trains were eastbound.

A CN MLW cab unit pulls the CHAMPLAIN from Q…

A CN MLW cab unit pulls the CHAMPLAIN from Quebec City. This Budd-built train is the former Reading Company CRUSADER which CN had purchased the previous year.

St. Hubert, QC

May 29, 1965

On a cold February afternoon MLW RS10 #8475 …

On a cold February afternoon MLW RS10 #8475 heads a CP commuter at Westmount station. One of the first series of RS10’s, 8475 was equipped with the single headlight rather than the twin sealed beams of later versions.

February 22, 1965

Canadian National FP9 6507 with Train 2, the …

Canadian National FP9 6507 with Train 2, the Super Continental coming into Pembroke, ONT. on September 6, 1965

Canadian National FP9 6507 with Train 2, the Super Continental coming into Pembroke, ONT. on September 6, 1965 by Marty Bernard

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A Roger Puta Photograph

CN Panorama – Cheam View by Mike Dunham-Wilki…

CN Panorama - Cheam View

CN Panorama – Cheam View by Mike Dunham-Wilkie

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CN Train #9 Panorama west of Cheam View BC

April 10, 1965
Dave Wilkie photo
File: WCNR00568SR

CN Panorama – North of Yale by Mike Dunham-Wi…

CN Panorama - North of Yale

CN Panorama – North of Yale by Mike Dunham-Wilkie

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CN Train #9 Panorama north of Yale BC

April 10 1965, 4:30 PM
Dave Wilkie photo
File: WCNR00569SR