Denver & Rio Grande Western [Southern Pacific]
Oak Creek, Colorado
June 12, 1996

The location is just north of Oak Creek, Colorado on the Rio Grande's Craig Branch, formerly the Moffat Road (Denver & Salt Lake) mainline. Although it never reached Salt Lake City, this line developed into a major coal carrier from the mines at its Craig terminus. By this time the Rio Grande had purchased the Southern Pacific, retaining the SP name. This view faces south.

This page posted 3/1/2019. Text and photo ©2019 Lamont Downs.