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Date: 01/24/23 21:43
My Last Ride On The RGZ
Author: rattenne

My final ride on D&RGW's Rio Grande Zephyr was on Train 17 which arrived the evening of February 21, 1983. My best railfan buddy Jon Porter and I did a round trip between Salt Lake City and Glenwood Springs.

The following day, Feb. 22nd, we chased No. 18 as far as Soldier Summit where we had to break off to catch an afternoon flight back to San Jose. On the 20th I made a recording of the RGZ as it traversed the last mile to the depot. It's on my 'rockbasso' Youtube channel if anyone is interested.

Date: 01/25/23 00:15
Re: My Last Ride On The RGZ
Author: krm152

Thanks for posting your interesting story and photos.
Nigttime B&W  Photo at SLC is very dramatic.

Date: 01/25/23 03:11
Re: My Last Ride On The RGZ
Author: RodneyZona

Salt Lakr City based passenger train and enginr crews worked to and from Helper, UT.

Date: 01/25/23 07:44
Re: My Last Ride On The RGZ
Author: gcm

Great shots of a train I sure do miss !

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