Rio Grande Zephyr in Glenwood Springs - 1975 by Steve Brown
From May 1, 1971 (the opening day of Amtrak operation of most American intercity passenger trains) until April 24, 1983, the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad operated the Rio Grande Zephyr on their own between Denver and Ogden, Utah. In 1983, the R&RGW allowed Amtrak to take over the service for their Chicago - San Francisco California Zephyr, which continues operation today. My mom and I took a vacation in the Colorado Rockies in 1975 and rode the Zephyr from Denver to Glenwood Springs, a distance on 185 miles through the heart of the Colorado Rockies. I took this photo of the train on our arrival in Glenwood Springs. View my collections on flickr here: Collections Press “L” for a larger image on black.