Mopac’s Colorado Eagle looks like it’s outbound to Pueblo with lots of head end traffic on KCT trackage. KC Municipal Stadium lights are seen in the distance, home of the A’s and where the Beatles played but 3 years earlier.
Kansas City, MO
On June 27, 1965 nothing along Colorado’s Joint Line is as it should be. Ten days after massive floods shut down almost all rail traffic into and out of Denver, trains are just starting to move again, though hesitantly and on track that is freshly patched together. Missouri Pacific has been terminating St. Louis-Denver Train 11-12, the Colorado Eagle, in Pueblo, but today full Denver service – of a sort – is being restored, as a very dusty E8A 31 makes its way south past Palmer Lake with a stub train consisting of a Rio Grande baggage car and coach. The 31 is a onetime Texas & Pacific unit.
Missouri Pacific EMD E8(A) No.35 leads train 12 The Colorado Eagle at Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 27, 1964. The 35 is a former Texas & Pacific unit.
MP Colorado Eagle & D&RGW Royal Gorge
Jul 3, 1964
Missouri Pacific RR Diesel#7010 Colorado Eagle St Louis MO 1959 001 by John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library
MP Colorado Eagle
St. Louis, MO
MP train, engine number 7011 + additional diesel units, engine type EMD E7
Train #4, Colorado Eagle; 10 cars. Photographed: near Littleton, Colo., 1950s
D&RGW train, engine number 1702, engine type 4-8-4
Train #3, substitute for “Colorado Eagle”; 4 cars. Photographed: near Littleton, Colo., July 15, 1951.
MP E6A backs in to head up the Colorado Eagle.
Note the MP D&RG lettering on the front and the blue pilot.
St. Louis, MO