Tuesday, May 4, 2010

More National Train Day

May 8th, 2010 marks the third annual celebration of National Train Day, we celebrate the occasion with some great train pictures from Chris Nuthall @ CN Rail ----- ENJOY and RIDE THE TRAIN !!!

The National Train Day celebration, sponsored by AMTRAK and others, will have large-scale, family-friendly events that provide opportunities to explore interactive, educational exhibits that bring to life the rich narrative of how trains have transformed America and will continue to do so in the future.

Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad EMD F9 - Rollinsville, Colorado, October 10, 1981 - The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr applies the horses as it climbs out of Rollinsville towards the Moffat Tunnel in October 1981.

Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad EMD F9 - Glenwood Springs, Colorado, May 16, 1981 - The westbound "Silver Lady" glides to halt for the Glenwood Springs stop in May 1981.

Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad EMD F9 - Glenwood Springs, Colorado, March 03, 1982 - After a light sprinkling of overnight snow on the mountain tops, the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr departs Glenwood Springs behind the usual suspects on a glorious March day in 1982.

Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad EMD F9 - Grand Junction, Colorado, October 18, 1981 - A close up of the three Rio Grande Zephyr covered wagons being provisioned during the eastbound stop at Grand Junction in October 1981.

Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad EMD F9 - Byers Canyon - Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, April 03, 1982 - The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr snakes slowly through Byers Canyon in April 1982.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

Just the name "Rio Grande Zephyr" makes me want to ride it!