Chuck Zeiler's Collection
Owner: Denver & Rio Grande Western
Model:EMD F7ABuilt As:DRGW 5654 (F7A)
Serial Number:11406Order No:6093
Frame Number:6093-A2Built:6/1950
Notes:to ARR 1530, scrapped in 1990
Other locos with this serial:  ARR 1530(F7A) DRGW 5654(F7A)
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D&RGW F7 5654
Title:  D&RGW F7 5654
Description:  D&RGW F7 5654 and T&P E8 33 at Denver Union Station on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 5654 was built in June 1950 (c/n 11406) on EMD Order 6093, sold to Alaska Railroad during May 1970, becoming ARR 1530, was wrecked in 1975, rebuilt in 1976, retired in 1986, sent to Mountain Diesel and scrapped during 1990. Here's a quote from Joseph A. Strapac's book, Rio Grande Diesels - Vol. 1:

Rio Grande passenger trains #3 and #4 were in actuality a contract service for the Missouri Pacific so that its 'Colorado Eagle' train could reach Denver, rather than terminate with the MP freight trains in Pueblo, Colorado. Ready for its afternoon departure to Saint Louis, the seven car train will go out on August 20, 1964 behind D&RGW 5654 and Texas & Pacific's 1951-vintage E8 33." Texas & Pacific's E8 33 was built in August 1951 as number 2013 (c/n 14558) on EMD Order 6104, renumbered around 1961 as 33 to fit into MP's scheme, retired in March 1970 and traded to EMD for SD40's.

Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 9/25/2010 3:12:28 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 5654(F7A) TP 33(E8A)
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