Category: d&rgw

The westbound American Orient Express meets …

The westbound American Orient Express meets Rio Grande GP60 No. 3155 leading Union Pacific’s MRODV (Salt Lake City to Denver) freight at Rocky, Colorado, on June 25, 1998.

California Zephyr

California Zephyr

Chicago–Oakland California Zephyr in South Boulder Canyon just east of Pinecliff, Colo., March 21, 1970 — the train’s last westbound run.

WP 804A has arrived in Salt Lake with the ne…

WP 804A has arrived in Salt Lake with the next to last Eastbound CZ and turned it over to Rio Grande 5764 which will take it to Denver.

March 21, 1970

The D&RGW has added a dome of its own (w…

The D&RGW has added a dome of its own (which came from the C&O) and with five F units, Train 17 California Zephyr leaves Denver Union Terminal headed through the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The train will be handed over to the Western Pacific at Salt Lake City for continuing on to California. Aug. 7, 1968, a year and a half before the CZ was discontinued.

The California Zephyr, “The Silver Lad…

The California Zephyr, “The Silver Lady” is late this early June morning as she rushes toward Soldier Summit. #5574 is not often seen on the point, but it has the entire train stretched out, and all five dome cars are visible.

June 03, 1968

California Zephyr in the Bookcliffs by Steve …

California Zephyr in the Bookcliffs

California Zephyr in the Bookcliffs by Steve Brown

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Part of the California Zephyr’s route east of Grand Junction, Colorado was alongside the interesting Bookcliffs bordering the Grand Valley of the Colorado River. This wintry scene was on January 17, 1968.

California Zephyr in Colorado’s Red Can…

California Zephyr in Colorado's Red Canyon - 1968

California Zephyr in Colorado’s Red Canyon – 1968 by Steve Brown

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I took this shot from a vista-dome on the eastbound California Zephyr on January 17, 1968. The location is in appropriately named Red Canyon on the Colorado River.

California Zephyr in Glenwood Canyon by Steve…

California Zephyr in Glenwood Canyon

California Zephyr in Glenwood Canyon by Steve Brown

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I shot this photo of the snowy depths of Glenwood Canyon in January, 1968. I took the picture along the Colorado River from one of the train’s five vista-domes.

California Zephyr in Wintry Glenwood Canyon -…

California Zephyr in Wintry Glenwood Canyon - 1967

California Zephyr in Wintry Glenwood Canyon – 1967 by Steve Brown

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I shot this photo of the snowy depths of Glenwood Canyon from the westbound California Zephyr on January 13, 1967. The photo is from one of the train’s five vista-domes.

California Zephyr Gets a Car Wash in Denver -…

California Zephyr Gets a Car Wash in Denver - 1967

California Zephyr Gets a Car Wash in Denver – 1967 by Steve Brown

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Arriving in Denver in early morning, the California Zephyr was routed through the wash rack so windows would be clean for viewing the Colorado Rockies ahead.

January 13, 1967