Denver & Rio Grande Western [Southern Pacific]
Howard, Colorado (Howard Tunnel)
June 5, 1996

Somewhat overshadowed by the Moffat Tunnel, Tennessee Pass and Royal Gorge, the Rio Grande's line along the Arkansas River west of the Royal Gorge has a rugged beauty of its own. Such features as the Howard Tunnel (near the upper center of the picture) are all too easy to miss.

This page posted 8/1/2017. Text and photo ©2017 Lamont Downs.