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Date: 12/23/04 17:04
Rio Grande Zephyr at Salt Lake City -- May 79
Author: gcm

Ready for an eastbound early morning departure from the D&RGW station.




Date: 12/24/04 07:37
Re: Rio Grande Zephyr at Salt Lake City -- May 79
Author: searchlight

That's a great photo. I have good memories as a kid of sitting in the dome at the station waiting for the train to depart with the sun just breaking over the wasatch mountains. Too bad the station doesn't have a rail related purpose now. I was also on one of the last Amtrak Zephyrs to use the station. Thanks for posting!
Spencer in SLC



Date: 12/24/04 10:52
Re: Rio Grande Zephyr at Salt Lake City -- May 79
Author: davew833

Not clearly visible in the photo, but there was a basketball standard mounted on the south end of the station canopy, behind where the puff of steam is coming up to the right of the train in the photo. In the early '80s after the State of Utah took over the depot and trains stopped calling there, my friends and I used to spend long hours winter and summer playing pick-up basketball there! The state didn't care, and no one else ever used it. When Amtrak moved back in about 1987, the basketball standard came down.



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