Last Narrow Gauge R.R. (1960) Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad
Union Pacific and The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Denver & Rio Grande Western 478 Through The Years
Denver & Rio Grande Western 480 Through The Years
My Denver Rio Grande Western coal train
The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, often shortened to Rio Grande, D&RG or D&RGW, formerly the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, was an American Class I railroad company. The railroad started as a 3 ft narrow-gauge line running south from Denver, Colorado in 1870. It served mainly as a transcontinental bridge line between Denver, and Salt Lake City, Utah. The Rio Grande was also a major origin of coal and mineral traffic.