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1951 Royal GorgeDenver to OgdenD&RGWThe co…

1951 Royal Gorge
Denver to Ogden
D&RGW

The consist includes a F7A, a FTB, a baggage car, a baggage RPO, a dome coach observation car, a 52-seat coach, a mod hw 36-seat diner lounge, and two PULL hw 10 Sect – 1 Comp – 2 DR sleepers.

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D&RGW #2 the Royal GorgeSalida, COJune 30,…

D&RGW #2 the Royal Gorge
Salida, CO
June 30, 1967

Rio Grande PA-1 #6013 is ahead of the &ldquo…

Rio Grande PA-1 #6013 is ahead of the “Royal Gorge” at Colorado Springs, CO in 6/67.  Richard Wallin photo.

D&RGW #1 the Royal GorgePortland, COMay 19…

D&RGW #1 the Royal Gorge
Portland, CO
May 19, 1966

By January 1966 the DRGW “Royal Gorge&…

By January 1966 the DRGW “Royal Gorge” that once ran from Denver to Salt Lake was down to a Salida stub train. Out of Denver it handled a through coach, slumbercoach and sleeper off the Denver Zephyr to Colorado Springs, beyond the Springs it was just a baggage car and a coach.

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.

D&RGW Alco PA1 6011

D&RGW Alco PA1 6011

D&RGW Alco PA1 6011

D&RGW PA1 6011 arriving at Salida, Colorado and meeting Extra 3011 East on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This was Train # 1, The Royal Gorge, which ran between Denver and Salida, arriving at Salida, the western terminus of this train. It will return to Denver the next day at 9:00 AM as Train # 2, The Royal Gorge.

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.