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Owner: Denver & Rio Grande Western
Model:Alco PA1Built As:DRGW 601A (PA1)
Serial Number:74686Order No:
Frame Number:Built:4/1947
Notes:blt as 601A, traded to EMD 1967
Other locos with this serial:  DRGW 6011(PA1)
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D&RGW PA1 6011
Title:  D&RGW PA1 6011
Description:  This is northbound Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad's Train Number 2, The Royal Gorge, led by PA1 6011 somewhere north of Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. From front to back: PA1 6011, an unidentifed PB1, a heavyweight RPO, a heavyweight baggage, I believe a diner, a Rock Island Chair Car, a UP Chair Car, one of Rio Grande's domes from the Cheesie train. The rest of the train is the CB&Q's Denver Zephyr Colorado Springs connection (picked up in Colorado Springs) and consists of: a GN coach, a 10-6 sleeper, one of the Chuck Wagon dome/lounge/dormitory cars, a Slumbercoach, and another sleeper. Upon arrival in Denver, a CB&Q Alco S2 will remove the DZ cars and cut them into the waiting Zephyr for the rest of the trip to Chicago.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 6/8/2013 2:46:52 PM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 6011(PA1)
Views:  474   Comments: 0
D&RGW PA1 6011
Title:  D&RGW PA1 6011
Description:  D&RGW PA1 6011 northbound on Train # 2, The Royal Gorge, arriving at Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Note the crew of the switcher coming to work, in the lower right center of this photo. Also known as "hurry up and wait", trains didn't always arrive on their advertised time, so sometimes you waited. On the left is the cab and hood of D&RGW Baldwin VO-660 72. I'm 16 years old and standing on the steps of a Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad sleeper, shooting a train that the sleeper car will soon be attached to. The CB&Q had a connection from Denver to Colorado Springs (CS), and the connection cars would be removed from the arriving Denver Zephyr at Denver and attached to the rear of the D&RGW Train # 1, The Royal Gorge, for the connection move to CS. I vacationed with my parents in the summer of 1964, and on the last day of the vacation, they allowed me to hang around at the two railroad stations in CS. I photographed the removal of the connection at the D&RGW station and the re-connection to the returning Train # 2, also The Royal Gorge, which took us back to Denver for re-attachment to the DZ (Train # 10) for return to our home in the Chicago area.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 11:44:54 AM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 6011(PA1)
Views:  677   Comments: 0
D&RGW PA1 6011
Title:  D&RGW PA1 6011
Description:  D&RGW PA1 6011 at Denver, Colorado on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This was Train # 2, the Royal Gorge, daily train between Denver, Pueblo, and Salida (as Train # 1) and return (as Train # 2). It's about 4:00 PM MST, and # 2 has just arrived. Attached to the rear were cars from CB&Q's Denver Zephyr, which this train picked up in Colorado Springs. Upon arrival in Denver a CB&Q Alco S2 switcher removed the Zephyr cars and cut them into the waiting CB&Q Train # 10, the eastbound Denver Zephyr, part of which can bee seen on the far left side. Once the brakes are tested, the Zephyr will depart for its overnight run to Chicago. I was fortunate to be a 16 year old passenger on both trains, and never slept a wink all the way to Chicago, even though my parents had booked a Slumbercoach duplex sleeper room for me. I sat in empty Denver Zephyr dome cars all night to Chicago. I had my choice of two dome cars on # 10, I preferred the forward dome because you could watch the signals change as the train passed each one, but the rear dome was for first class passengers, so it had that advantage. Everyone was in bed and the crew didn't care where I sat.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 11/3/2010 1:30:11 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 6011(PA1)
Views:  1196   Comments: 0
D&RGW PA1 6011
Title:  D&RGW PA1 6011
Description:  D&RGW PA1 6011 arriving at Salida, Colorado and meeting Extra 3011 East on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This is Train #1, The Royal Gorge, which ran between Denver and Salida, arriving at Salida, the western terminus of this train. It will return to Denver the next day at 9:00 AM as Train #2, The Royal Gorge.
Photo Date:  8/25/1965  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 1:00:06 PM
Location:  Salida, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 6011(PA1) DRGW 3032(GP35) DRGW 3011(GP30)
Views:  1544   Comments: 1
D&RGW PA1 6011
Title:  D&RGW PA1 6011
Description:  D&RGW PA1 6011 at Salida, Colorado on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 6011 was built in April 1947 as D&RGW PA1 601A (c/n 74686), was renumbered to 6011 March 6, 1950, traded to EMD on an SD45 order December 20, 1967. It is seen here having arrived in Salida as Train #1, The Royal Gorge. Train #1 left Denver at 9:00 AM with a couple of cars from CB&Q's Denver Zephyr attached. The Zephyr cars were cut off at Colorado Springs and the train continued on to Pueblo where it met its counterpart, Train #2. Train #2 will pick up the Zephyr cars left by #1 and return them to Denver. This train continued on to Salida and will return as #2 departing Salida the next day at 9:00 AM.
Photo Date:  8/25/1965  Upload Date: 10/18/2010 1:13:04 PM
Location:  Salida, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 6011(PA1)
Views:  2950   Comments: 10
D&RGW PA1 6011
Title:  D&RGW PA1 6011
Description:  D&RGW PA1 6011 arriving at Salida, Colorado on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This is Train #1, The Royal Gorge, arriving at Salida, Colorado, the western terminus of this train. It left Denver at 9:00 AM with cars from CB&Q's Denver Zephyr (DZ) attached to the rear. The DZ cars were cut off at Colorado Springs, and what remained as The Royal Gorge continued on to Pueblo, where this train met #2, the returning Royal Gorge. Number 2 will pick up the DZ cars left by #1 and return them to Denver. Meanwhile #1 continued on to Salida, where it layed over until the next day.
Photo Date:  8/25/1965  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 12:28:22 PM
Location:  Salida, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 6011(PA1)
Views:  965   Comments: 1


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