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By:Chuck Zeiler
Dates:8/20/1965 - 8/26/1965
Album Info:Photos of the D&RGW standard gauge diesels, mostly in Colorado.
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D&RGW VO-660 72
Title:  D&RGW VO-660 72
Description:  D&RGW Baldwin VO-660 72 at Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 11/7/2010 11:33:30 AM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 72(VO-660)
Views:  613   Comments: 0
D&RGW VO-660 72
Title:  D&RGW VO-660 72
Description:  D&RGW Baldwin VO-660 72 at Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 72 was built in August 1941 (c/n 64186) and traded to EMD as credit on an order of SD45's on January 23, 1967. This Baldwin has just brought CB&Q's Denver Zephyr Colorado Springs Connection cars over from the D&RGW side of town to the Santa Fe side for the return trip to Denver. When the northboud Royal Gorge arrives, 72 will tack these cars onto the back of that train.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 1:40:18 PM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 72(VO-660)
Views:  560   Comments: 1
D&RGW VO-660 72
Title:  D&RGW VO-660 72
Description:  D&RGW Baldwin VO-660 72 at Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 72 has completed the transfer of these passenger cars from the D&RGW station to the AT&SF station. The windows are being washed for the return trip to Denver behind the D&RGW's Royal Gorge. These cars represent the Colorado Springs connection of the CB&Q's Denver Zephyr. Typically this consisted of a Slumbercoach, a Reclining Seat Chair car, and either the Chuck Wagon (Buffet service) Vista-Dome and/or a Vista-Dome Reclining Seat Chair car, depending on the passenger demand.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 2:32:02 PM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 72(VO-660)
Views:  511   Comments: 0
D&RGW VO-660 72
Title:  D&RGW VO-660 72
Description:  D&RGW Baldwin VO-660 72 at Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 72 was built in August 1941 (c/n 64186) and retired on January 23, 1967.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 6/12/2015 11:45:33 AM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 72(VO-660)
Views:  142   Comments: 0
D&RGW VO-660 72
Title:  D&RGW VO-660 72
Description:  D&RGW Baldwin VO-660 72 at Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This was the assigned switcher at Colorado Springs on this photo date.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 9/15/2010 3:39:09 PM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 72(VO-660)
Views:  599   Comments: 0
D&RGW VO-660 72
Title:  D&RGW VO-660 72
Description:  D&RGW Baldwin VO-660 72 at Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Perhaps this is a mixed train, but there are no revenue passengers carried, so more correctly, this is a switching move. The D&RGW Train #1, The Royal Gorge, had arrived and dropped off the passenger cars, seen at the end of this train (the closest car is a leased/borrowed Great Northern sleeper, business was good this day). This was the Chicago Burlington & Quincy's Denver Zephyr connection between Denver and Colorado Springs. Number 72 has completed the morning switching chores at the local industries, and has coupled up to the Denver Zephyr cars, and will move them to the other side of town. For those not familiar with Colorado Springs, the southbound tracks were on the west side of town, served by the D&RGW and Rock Island depot, and about a half mile to the east was the Santa Fe depot used for the northbound rail traffic, so this switching job included turning and transferring the Denver Zephyr cars from the southbound to the northbound side of town. Number 72 will tack the passenger cars onto the rear of D&RGW Train #2, The Royal Gorge, for the return trip to Denver, where they will be cut into the waiting CB&Q Train #10, the eastbound Denver Zephyr.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 9/2/2010 6:33:33 PM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 72(VO-660)
Views:  400   Comments: 0
D&RGW VO-660 74
Title:  D&RGW VO-660 74
Description:  D&RGW Baldwin VO-660 74 at Union Station, Denver, Colorado, August 26, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in August 1941 (c/n 64188) and traded to EMD for SD45's January 23, 1967.
Photo Date:  8/26/1965  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 3:21:50 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 74(VO-660)
Views:  583   Comments: 1
D&RGW VO-660 74
Title:  D&RGW VO-660 74
Description:  D&RGW Baldwin VO-660 74 at Union Station, Denver, Colorado on August 26, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in August 1941 (c/n 64188) and traded to EMD for SD45's January 23, 1967.
Photo Date:  8/26/1965  Upload Date: 9/3/2010 11:41:43 AM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 74(VO-660)
Views:  521   Comments: 0
D&RGW S2 101
Title:  D&RGW S2 101
Description:  D&RGW S2 101 at Alamosa, Colorado on August 17, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built by Alco in September 1941 (c/n 69555), this particular locomotive was equipped with dual couplers on the rear, one offset and lower, for switching narrow gauge cars around the yard in Alamosa. The front had a unique sliding coupler that could be adjusted offset up or down with the aid of a power mechanism to accommodate either gauge. Electro-Motive SW1200 131 also had dual gauge couplers installed during 1966.
Photo Date:  8/17/1965  Upload Date: 9/1/2010 2:17:54 PM
Location:  Alamosa, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 101(S2)
Views:  1008   Comments: 1
D&RGW S2 101
Title:  D&RGW S2 101
Description:  D&RGW Alco S2 101 at Alamosa, Colorado on August 17, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was equipped with dual couplers on this end for switching narrow gauge cars around Alamosa. However, the front end was equipped with a single coupler that could be adjusted in a sliding pocket with a power mechanism to accommodate either gauge.
Photo Date:  8/17/1965  Upload Date: 9/1/2010 2:58:30 PM
Location:  Alamosa, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 101(S2)
Views:  775   Comments: 0
D&RGW S2 101
Title:  D&RGW S2 101
Description:  D&RGW Alco S2 101 at Alamosa, Colorado on August 18, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was equipped with dual couplers on the rear to permit it to switch the narrow gauge cars in Alamosa. This end had a power operated adjustable coupler which could be raised and lowered in an offset pocket to accommodate either gauge.
Photo Date:  8/18/1965  Upload Date: 9/2/2010 1:49:17 PM
Location:  Alamosa, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 101(S2)
Views:  787   Comments: 0
D&RGW Alco S2 114 and 117
Title:  D&RGW Alco S2 114 and 117
Description:  D&RGW Alco S2's 114 and 117 at Denver, Colorado on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This photo was shot from an open door on Chicago Burlington & Quincy Train #10, The eastbound Denver Zephyr (DZ), as I was returning from a vacation with my parents in Colorado Springs. I had free access to a Dutch door on a Budd sleeper from Colorado Springs to Denver, because the Rio Grande crew was too pre-occupied with their part of the train to pay attention to me opening a door to shoot photos. But once the Colorado Springs connection was attached to the DZ at Denver, the CB&Q crew took over, and they frowned upon my opening the doors to shoot pictures, so this is the last shot I got.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 9/2/2010 5:27:06 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DRGW 114(S2) DRGW 117(S2)
Views:  784   Comments: 0
D&RGW SW1200 133
Title:  D&RGW SW1200 133
Description:  D&RGW SW1200 133 at Denver, Colorado on August 26, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in January 1965 (c/n 30019) on EMD Order 4475, it was retired in 1998 and went to To Farmers Elevator, Beresford, South Dakata in Oct 1998
Photo Date:  8/26/1965  Upload Date: 9/5/2010 10:57:02 AM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 133(SW1200)
Views:  397   Comments: 0
D&RGW SW1200 134
Title:  D&RGW SW1200 134
Description:  D&RGW SW1200's 134, 133, and 136, and GP9 5952 at Denver, Colorado on August 26, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  8/26/1965  Upload Date: 9/19/2010 3:59:05 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DRGW 134(SW1200) DRGW 133(SW1200) DRGW 5952(GP9) DRGW 136(SW1200)
Views:  634   Comments: 0
D&RGW SW1200 134
Title:  D&RGW SW1200 134
Description:  D&RGW SW-1200 134, at Denver, Colorado on August 26, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in January 1965 (c/n 30020) on EMD Order 4475, it was retired July 15, 1997, sold to Diesel Supply Co., sold to Manufacturers Railway Company (MRS, Saint Louis), then sold to a grain elevator in Saginaw, Texas.
Photo Date:  8/26/1965  Upload Date: 9/19/2010 5:53:00 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 134(SW1200)
Views:  420   Comments: 0
D&RGW SW1200 135
Title:  D&RGW SW1200 135
Description:  D&RGW SW1200 135 at Denver, Colorado on August 26, 1965, kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in January 1965 (c/n 30024).
Photo Date:  8/26/1965  Upload Date: 3/13/2011 11:06:21 AM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 135(SW1200)
Views:  222   Comments: 0
D&RG 583
Title:  D&RG 583
Description:  D&RG class 133 number 583 at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, Colorado on August 26, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 583 was built by Baldwin in 1890 (c/n 11027), became D&RGW class C-28 number 683 in 1924, sold to San Luis Valley Southern as number 106 in May 1947, donated to CRM in 1962. It was later restored to D&RGW 683 by the museum. This is believed to be the only standard gauge D&RGW steam locomotive preserved.
Photo Date:  8/26/1965  Upload Date: 3/21/2014 3:24:46 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  DRG 583(2-8-0)
Views:  122   Comments: 0
D&RGW 1145
Title:  D&RGW 1145
Description:  D&RGW 1145, named SILVER SKY at Aurora, Illinois on November 1, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This car, built in 1948, is bringing up the rear of Train #18, the eastbound California Zephyr, pausing for a station stop at Aurora. The following is from internet search which took me to trainweb.org: D&RGW 1145 - "Silver Sky", sleeper-observation, remodeled 1974 - bedrooms removed, Equus Farms/Ansco Investments (11/87) (800711), VIA 15519 "Jasper Park" (not applied) (12/87) in a deal that brought ex CN/VIA "Tempo" coaches for Ski Train use - stored "inactive" in Montreal (2000) - sold late 2003/early 2004 to Bill Harman. Moved to storage in Saginaw Michigan for eventual charter use. Unfortunately, this car has suffered a tragic fate that has befallen two (so far) of it's sisters. When VIA acquired the car, they completely stripped it inside and out for a complete rebuild and conversion back to a dome sleeper obs (Rio Grande had removed bedrooms B,C, and D for conversion to additional lounge space and Room A became a large restroom). The skirts were removed and VIA started adding walls where the bedrooms were going to be. The idea was to make it match the "Park" cars as close as possible. Well, as usual, the political winds shifted and VIA experienced budget cuts. Since they were going to be running less trains, they didn't need as many dome obs cars, so the car was shoved outside so it could fill up with snow. (The windows were a long way from being reinstalled). So it sits today, a semi-gutted shell, in Montreal, along with other completely gutted ex-US domes like Silver Patio. (narrative courtesy Jon Clark).
Photo Date:  11/1/1965  Upload Date: 8/30/2010 2:01:17 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock,Station,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  689   Comments: 0
D&RGW 01412
Title:  D&RGW 01412
Description:  D&RGW caboose 01412 at Salida, Colorado on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This caboose was built in 1941 by the D&RGW and is stencilled as having visited the Burnham Shops in August 1958.
Photo Date:  8/25/1965  Upload Date: 4/21/2011 10:53:24 AM
Location:  Salida, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  585   Comments: 0
D&RGW 01422
Title:  D&RGW 01422
Description:  D&RGW caboose 01422 at Salida, Colorado on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This is a cropped image of a photo of a meet at Salida. It illustrates what appears to be raised metal road numbers on the side of the caboose.
Photo Date:  8/25/1965  Upload Date: 4/21/2011 11:13:39 AM
Location:  Salida, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  358   Comments: 0
D&RGW 01475
Title:  D&RGW 01475
Description:  D&RGW caboose 01475 at Salida, Colorado on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This caboose was built in the D&RGW's Burnham Shops in 1955.
Photo Date:  8/25/1965  Upload Date: 4/21/2011 9:55:26 AM
Location:  Salida, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  699   Comments: 1
D&RGW GP30 3010
Title:  D&RGW GP30 3010
Description:  D&RGW GP30 3010 at Loomis Street in Naperville, Illinois on July 29, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 3010 was built in May 1962 (c/n 27144), wrecked and destroyed at Cliff, Colorado on September 30, 1991. This was run through power on the CB&Q, I don't know how long this arrangement lasted, but I photographed a couple of these D&RGW-powered trains in 1965.
Photo Date:  7/29/1965  Upload Date: 9/2/2010 2:13:12 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 3010(GP30)
Views:  499   Comments: 0
D&RGW GP30 3011
Title:  D&RGW GP30 3011
Description:  D&RGW GP30 3011 and caboose 01422 at Salida, Colorado on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 3011 was built in May 1962 (c/n 27222) on EMD Order 7609, retired December 1994, and now resides at the Colorado Railroad Museum. This is a meet of two trains and a crew change for both.
Photo Date:  8/25/1965  Upload Date: 9/3/2010 1:11:45 PM
Location:  Salida, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 3011(GP30)
Views:  745   Comments: 0
D&RGW GP30 3011
Title:  D&RGW GP30 3011
Description:  D&RGW GP30 3011 and crew change at Salida, Colorado on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 3011 was built in May 1962 (c/n 27222) on EMD Order 7609, retired December 1994, and now resides at the Colorado Railroad Museum.
Photo Date:  8/25/1965  Upload Date: 8/3/2012 12:54:14 PM
Location:  Salida, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DRGW 3011(GP30)
Views:  333   Comments: 1
D&RGW GP30 3022
Title:  D&RGW GP30 3022
Description:  D&RGW GP30 3022 westbound at Loomis Street in Naperville, Illinois on April 11, 1966, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This photo was used in Joseph A. Strapac's book, "Rio Grande Diesels - Vol. 2", and he captioned it as follows; It's April 11, 1966 in Naperville, Illinois, and the Burlington - Rio Grande diesel pool is in full swing. As evidence, here is an all-GP-30 locomotive consist led by Grande 3022 and 3005, followed by three Union Pacific GP-30's and a GP-30B. Units were pooled between Salt Lake City and Chicago, but the Grande accumulated more off-line mileage than was returned by the Q units.
Photo Date:  4/11/1966  Upload Date: 9/30/2010 1:03:32 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 3022(GP30)
Views:  300   Comments: 0
D&RGW GP30 3023
Title:  D&RGW GP30 3023
Description:  D&RGW GP-30 3023 westbound at Naperville, Illinois on September 2, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 3023 was built in February 1963 (c/n 28052) on EMD Order 7640 and was wrecked at Brown's Canyon, Colorado on September 22, 1970. It was repaired and lasted on the D&RGW until September 1995, when it went to Progress Rail, then NREX, then Cimarron Valley Railroad, becoming CVR 3023.
Photo Date:  9/2/1965  Upload Date: 9/30/2010 11:54:22 AM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 3023(GP30)
Views:  322   Comments: 0
D&RGW GP30 3025
Title:  D&RGW GP30 3025
Description:  D&RGW GP30 3025 westbound at Loomis Street in Naperville, Illinois on August 5, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. I heard a horn unlike those on the CB&Q, so I ran into the house to get my camera, by the time I got back, the train was passing through and this is the best I could get. Number 3025 was built in February 1963 (c/n 28054) on EMD Order 7640 and was destroyed at Byers Canyon, August 7, 1982. This was part of a pooled power arrangement the CB&Q and D&RGW had in the 1960's.
Photo Date:  8/5/1965  Upload Date: 10/31/2010 11:27:11 AM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 3025(GP30) DRGW 3045(GP35)
Views:  768   Comments: 1
D&RGW GP35 3039
Title:  D&RGW GP35 3039
Description:  D&RGW GP35 3039 at Salida, Colorado on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 3039 was built in December 1964 (c/n 29964) on EMD Order 7776, was retired by the D&RGW (or pehaps, the SP) December 1993, later becoming MLR 403. I observed a peculiar situation. perhaps. Trains arriving from the east carried green flags, and removed them upon arriving at Salida. This train arrived without green flags, but will leave Salida eastbound with green flags displayed. A Comment by Rick Erben suggests that perhaps this train is leaving CTC-controlled track.
Photo Date:  8/25/1965  Upload Date: 10/11/2010 2:21:48 PM
Location:  Salida, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 3039(GP35)
Views:  435   Comments: 1
D&RGW GP35 3043
Title:  D&RGW GP35 3043
Description:  D&RGW GP-35 3043 at Salida, Colorado on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in December 1964 (c/n 29968) on EMD Order 7776, it became OMLX 3043 in 1995 and MRL 404 in 1997. Note the rerailer above the rear truck.
Photo Date:  8/25/1965  Upload Date: 10/9/2010 3:18:07 PM
Location:  Salida, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 3043(GP35)
Views:  1118   Comments: 0
D&RGW GP40 3069
Title:  D&RGW GP40 3069
Description:  D&RGW GP40 3069 at the Milwaukee Road engine house in Bensenville, Illinois on March 10, 1985, Kodachrome by Gib Allbach, Chuck Zeiler collection. Built in February 1967 (c/n32880) on EMD Order 7956, it was rebuilt to GP38M-3 becoming UP 2513, later UP 1013.
Photo Date:  3/10/1985  Upload Date: 9/17/2010 2:47:53 PM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Gib Allbach
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 3069(GP40)
Views:  340   Comments: 0
D&RGW GP40 3152
Title:  D&RGW GP40 3152
Description:  Denver & Rio Grande Western GP40 3152 at Bensenville, Illinois on March 10, 1985, Kodachrome by Gib Allbach, Chuck Zeiler collection. The structure in the left background was the Milwaukee Road's locomotive washing facility.
Photo Date:  3/10/1985  Upload Date: 11/29/2012 11:50:16 AM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Gib Allbach
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 3152(GP40)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
D&RGW GP7 5102
Title:  D&RGW GP7 5102
Description:  D&RGW GP-7 5102 and 5104 at Alamosa, Colorado on August 18, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  8/18/1965  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 1:28:02 PM
Location:  Alamosa, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DRGW 5102(GP7) DRGW 5104(GP7)
Views:  478   Comments: 1
D&RGW GP7 5102
Title:  D&RGW GP7 5102
Description:  D&RGW GP-7 5102 at Alamosa, Colorado on August 18, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in October 1950 (c/n 11426) on EMD Order 5034, this unit became CRI&P 4201 on November 6, 1972, then PNC 4201 during May 1977.
Photo Date:  8/18/1965  Upload Date: 9/22/2010 11:00:05 AM
Location:  Alamosa, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 5102(GP7)
Views:  594   Comments: 0
D&RGW GP7 5104
Title:  D&RGW GP7 5104
Description:  D&RGW GP-7 5104 at Alamosa, Colorado on August 18, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in June 1952 (c/n 14429) on EMD Order 5093, this unit was traded back to EMD in 1972 on an order of GP40-2's. Thiw was second number 5104, the first being renumbered from 5104 to 5100.
Photo Date:  8/18/1965  Upload Date: 9/20/2010 3:03:18 PM
Location:  Alamosa, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 5104(GP7)
Views:  585   Comments: 0
D&RGW SD40T-2 5343
Title:  D&RGW SD40T-2 5343
Description:  D&RGW SD40T-2 5343 at Denver, Colorado on an unknown day in August, 1984, Kodachrome by Edward M. DeRouin, Chuck Zeiler collection.
Photo Date:  8/1/1984  Upload Date: 1/19/2012 8:15:55 AM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Edward M. DeRouin
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DRGW 5343(SD40T-2)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
D&RGW SD40T-2 5408
Title:  D&RGW SD40T-2 5408
Description:  D&RGW SD40T-2 5408 at Clyde, Illinois on an unknown day in March 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in March 1980, so I'm going to suggest that it was just picked up from EMD and is on its way to home rails.
Photo Date:  3/1/1980  Upload Date: 3/13/2011 9:05:01 AM
Location:  Clyde (subdivision), IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 5408(SD40T-2)
Views:  261   Comments: 0
D&RGW SD40T-2 5409
Title:  D&RGW SD40T-2 5409
Description:  D&RGW SD40T-2 5409 on the Milwaukee Road at Bensenville, Illinois on December 18, 1983, Kodachrome by Gib Allbach, Chuck Zeiler collection.
Photo Date:  12/18/1983  Upload Date: 6/15/2012 12:20:32 PM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Gib Allbach
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 5409(SD40T-2)
Views:  94   Comments: 0
D&RGW SD40T-2 5409
Title:  D&RGW SD40T-2 5409
Description:  D&RGW SD40T-2 5409 at Bensenville, Illinois on December 18, 1983, Kodachrome by Gib Allbach, Chuck Zeiler collection. Built in March 1980 (c/n 786264-12), it was retired by the UP June 8, 2008 and went to R J Corman in March 2003.
Photo Date:  12/18/1983  Upload Date: 9/5/2010 11:23:00 AM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Gib Allbach
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 5409(SD40T-2)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
D&RGW F7 5531
Title:  D&RGW F7 5531
Description:  D&RGW F3 5531 at Denver, Colorado on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler, photo shot from the passing CB&Q Train # 10, the eastbound Denver Zephyr.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 10/31/2010 12:11:43 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 5531(F3A)
Views:  584   Comments: 0
D&RGW F3 5531
Title:  D&RGW F3 5531
Description:  D&RGW F-3 5531 at Denver, Colorado on August 26, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in November 1946 as D&RGW F3 553A (c/n 3546) on EMD Order E692, it was renumbered to 5531 during 1950. The appearance of this F3 may be confusing, and on page 56 of Joseph A Strapac's book, "Rio Grande Diesels, A Pictorial History - Vol. 1", he explains: "The most interesting of the F3's was this rebuild. Number 5531 was wrecked at Dos, Colorado, on November 20, 1953, and was sent back to EMD for a totally new carbody featuring the then-current rounded door corners, F9 side panels, and Farr-air grills. Considered a F9m by EMD, it carried all the latest electrical gear, but was still rated at 1500 horsepower. The F3, F7, and F9 roof fan modules were interchangeable." I believe this is Train #7, The Prospector, scheduled to depart Denver at 6:25 PM, arriving at Salt Lake City at 8:40 AM. Included in the consist is a cafe-lounge car, standard sleepers, and chair cars.
Photo Date:  8/26/1965  Upload Date: 9/23/2010 12:40:28 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 5531(F3A)
Views:  1794   Comments: 0
D&RGW F3 5541
Title:  D&RGW F3 5541
Description:  D&RGW F3 5541 at Denver Union Station, Denver, Colorado on August 26, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in November 1946 as F3A 554A (c/n 3548) it was renumbered to 5541 during 1950 and traded back to EMD on an order of GP40's.
Photo Date:  8/26/1965  Upload Date: 3/13/2011 9:53:01 AM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 5541(F3A)
Views:  1065   Comments: 0
D&RGW F3 5544
Title:  D&RGW F3 5544
Description:  D&RGW F3 5544 at Denver Union Station, Denver, Colorado on August 26, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Completed on November 29, 1946 as D&RGW F3 554D (c/n 3549) on EMD Order E692, it was renumbered to 5544 during 1950, retired in December 1965, and traded to EMD as credit on an order of GP40's. This is likely power for the soon to arrive California Zephyr, replacing the CB&Q E-units, and taking the CZ to Salt Lake City, where these units will be replaced by Western Pacific F-units.
Photo Date:  8/26/1965  Upload Date: 9/23/2010 1:37:39 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 5544(F3A)
Views:  1353   Comments: 0
D&RGW F7 5641
Title:  D&RGW F7 5641
Description:  D&RGW F7 5641 at Denver Union Station, Denver, Colorado on August 27, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 5641 was built in July 1949 (c/n 8357) on EMD Order E1157, was sold to PC on February 28, 1970. The PC purchased a total of 10 D&RGW F-units, found four units (F7A's 5721, 5754, and F7B's 5712, 5733) in good mechanical condition and kept them for service. The rest (F7A's 5641, 5691, and F7B's 5642, 5662, 5663, 5673) were traded to EMD on GP38 Order 7202.
Photo Date:  8/27/1965  Upload Date: 9/24/2010 3:23:11 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 5641(F7A)
Views:  1510   Comments: 0
D&RGW F7 5654
Title:  D&RGW F7 5654
Description:  D&RGW F7 5654 and T&P E8 33 at Denver Union Station on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 5654 was built in June 1950 (c/n 11406) on EMD Order 6093, sold to Alaska Railroad during May 1970, becoming ARR 1530, was wrecked in 1975, rebuilt in 1976, retired in 1986, sent to Mountain Diesel and scrapped during 1990. Here's a quote from Joseph A. Strapac's book, Rio Grande Diesels - Vol. 1:

Rio Grande passenger trains #3 and #4 were in actuality a contract service for the Missouri Pacific so that its 'Colorado Eagle' train could reach Denver, rather than terminate with the MP freight trains in Pueblo, Colorado. Ready for its afternoon departure to Saint Louis, the seven car train will go out on August 20, 1964 behind D&RGW 5654 and Texas & Pacific's 1951-vintage E8 33." Texas & Pacific's E8 33 was built in August 1951 as number 2013 (c/n 14558) on EMD Order 6104, renumbered around 1961 as 33 to fit into MP's scheme, retired in March 1970 and traded to EMD for SD40's.

Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 9/25/2010 3:12:28 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 5654(F7A) TP 33(E8A)
Views:  3385   Comments: 8
D&RGW F7 5724
Title:  D&RGW F7 5724
Description:  D&RGW F7 5724 at Salida, Colorado on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in June 1952 (c/n 16522) on EMD Order 3149, this locomotive was sold to the Alaska Railroad becoming ARR 1526 in May 1970 and was traded to EMD in 1978. The crew has changed and the green flags are being removed as the train proceeds westward from train order territory to CTC..
Photo Date:  8/25/1965  Upload Date: 9/26/2010 11:48:32 AM
Location:  Salida, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 5724(F7A)
Views:  1696   Comments: 2
D&RGW F7 5724
Title:  D&RGW F7 5724
Description:  D&RGW F7 5724 at Salida, Colorado on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  8/25/1965  Upload Date: 10/31/2010 5:51:51 PM
Location:  Salida, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 5724(F7A)
Views:  703   Comments: 0
D&RGW F9 5771
Title:  D&RGW F9 5771
Description:  D&RGW F9 5771 heading Train #17, The Rio Grande Zephyr on March 14, 1983, photo by Jim Altman, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 5771 was built in September 1955 (c/n 20527) on EMD Order 3184, was retired Septemebr 9, 1996 and donated to the Colorado Railroad Museum
Photo Date:  3/14/1983  Upload Date: 10/10/2010 11:35:46 AM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Jim Altman
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 5771(F9A)
Views:  344   Comments: 0
D&RGW F9 5774
Title:  D&RGW F9 5774
Description:  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.
Photo Date:  8/25/1965  Upload Date: 9/27/2010 1:45:26 PM
Location:  Salida, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 5774(F9A)
Views:  983   Comments: 0
D&RGW PA1 6001
Title:  D&RGW PA1 6001
Description:  D&RGW VO-660 72 and PA1 6001 at Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The switcher will pick up the cars setout after the first dome in this photo. This is Train #1 on both the CB&Q and D&RGW. The Rio Grande's Number 1, The Royal Gorge, will continue west and the switcher will put the setout cars onto the back of their freight cars and drag them over to the other side of town, a true mixed train. This is how the CB&Q managed the Colorado Springs Connection. It wasn't a bad deal; you got to ride all the way from Chicago to Colorado Springs without leaving your bedroom compartment on the train. You were assured of meal service because the CB&Q sent their Chuck Wagon dome diner along on the connection from Denver to Colorado Springs. They generally switched 3-4 cars to the Rio Grande's #1 to get them moved to Colorado Springs. I had the pleasure of that trip when I was 16. Sadly, I did not get to enjoy a ride on the mixed train, but my parents indulged me enough to get a couple of photos, here's one.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 9/29/2010 2:10:10 PM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 72(VO-660) DRGW 6001(PA1)
Views:  1191   Comments: 0
D&RGW PA1 6001
Title:  D&RGW PA1 6001
Description:  D&RGW PA1 6001 at Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This is Train #1, The Royal Gorge, which departed Denver at 9:00 AM, Mountain Standard Time, and arrived in Colorado Springs at 10:40 AM. Ten minutes was allowed for the station stop during which the CB&Q's Denver Zephyr cars were cut off the train. Note the blue flag (sign) hanging in the Engineer's window. After the DZ cars are uncoupled, #1 will continue on to Pueblo and then terminate at Salida at 3:15 PM. The DZ cars will be moved to the other side of town by the Rio Grande's switcher and picked up by the returning The Royal Gorge, Train #2, and forwarded to Denver where they will be cut into the waiting Denver Zephyr for the final leg of the journey to Chicago.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 9/30/2010 2:17:11 PM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 6001(PA1)
Views:  717   Comments: 0


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