With the summit of Raton Pass nearly at hand Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief rounds the famous curve at Wootton.
Heading east to go west, the California Zephyr leaves Rocky and heads toward Big 10 curve on the beginning of its Front Range climb out of Denver. The cut in the hill above is Clay siding.
Canyon of the Las Animas is one of the great rail locations in the world. Regular D&S train wending its way past the cliffs at Rockwood.
Rounding Cumbres Loop. A 30-car D&RGW Freight Charter, organized by the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, has just rounded the apex of the Cumbres Loop and is proceeding up ... (more)
Along the Rio de Los Pinos. A 30-car D&RGW Freight runs compass southeast in the cool morning light along the Rio de Los Pinos, en route to Osier, Antonito and eventually, Alamosa.
BNSF 521 pulling lumber out of Boulder Colorado
An SP freight follows South Bounder Creek westward approaching Tolland, CO and Moffat Tunnel.
Whistling for the Hwy 550 crossing, Baldwin K-36 No.482 leads the morning train to Silverton. No. 482 opens up for the climb to come. After crossing Hwy 550, the grade changes from 1% to 2.5% on t... (more)
Baldwin K-36 No. 487 drifts down off Cumbres Pass and passes the water tank at Los Pinos on the trip to Antonito. The return trips to Chama take on water before climbing up to the pass.
With Little Gore Canyon in the background, Amtrak train 5 rolls along near Bond, CO on November 9, 2017.
Amtrak train 5, the westbound California Zephyr, approaches a tunnel near Radium, CO on November 9, 2017.
Amtrak train 5, the westbound California Zephyr, passes through a short tunnel in Gore Canyon outside of Kremmling, CO on November 9, 2017.
Amtrak train 5, the westbound California Zephyr, cruises along beside the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon as it approaches its station stop in Glenwood Springs, CO on a beautiful November 9, 201... (more)
The low winter sun has risen enough to illuminate the rails for the passage of westbound Rio Grande train #187. Tunnel Motor #5404 leads the 5 unit set.
After crossing County Road 250, D&SNGRR Baldwin K-36 No. 482, leads it's train up past Granite Point to Rockwood and the Highline.