On Tuesday, I went on a ride with my family on the Royal Gorge Railroad in Canyon City, CO. My father and shelled out some extra bucks to take a cab ride rather than sit in the passenger cars. The CCRG (Canyon City & Royal Gorge) is a tourist line that runs a 20 mile round-trip run (10 out and 10 back) through the scenic Royal Gorge. The gorge was formed by the Arkansas River and is about 1000 feet deep at the lowest point. If you would like larger pictures than the ones shown here, they are available on my Railimages account. For the original size shots (about 4x shown here) email me and I'll send them to you. --- The CCRG train consisted of three locomotives and 10 passenger cars. The CCRG usually runs two F7As of CNW heritage, but today one of the F7s was in for it's 92 day inspection. Taking its place was a GP7 from the ATSF. Additionally, the CCRG had recently purchased a SD9 from NWP (originally a DRGW unit) and was test-running it behind the F7 today. Here's a few shots of the F7 and SD9 which made up the head-end power: The fellow in the overalls is Mark, the engineer for today's trip. He is holding a son of one of the passengers while his mother takes a photo. The SD9 is ex-Rio Grande 5305. It was originally built as a high-nosed model, but was wrecked and rebuilt as a low-nosed SD9. The GP7 was on the end of the train and served as the lead unit on the return trip. There is a track loop at the end of the 10-mile run, but it is usually full of hoppers and other cars. The track the CCRG runs on is owned by UP, but UP hasn't run any trains on it for years.