Nearly five years after the D&RGW/SP merger it was still possible to see trains led by solid lash-ups of Rio Grande power. With the Denver skyline receding in the distance, a westbound work extra ... (more)
A late Amtrak #5 makes its way through Coal Creek Canyon just west of Denver. The train is passing over Highway 72 as they being the climb towards Tunnel #1. December 08, 2013.
An eastbound coal loads leaves the shadows of a cut behind as it blasts into the bright morning light! A single DPU brings up the tail end of the train, its descent down the Colorado Rockies nearl... (more)
The sun and the clouds work together to paint an amazing picture in the eastern sky as an eastbound coal load heads straight into the sunrise. Heat waves from the dynamic brakes radiate off the tr... (more)
A late Amtrak #5 heads west into Coal Creek Canyon towards the Moffat Tunnel.
An eastbound BNSF loaded coal train eases down the grade just east of Rocky at Barbers Gulch just west of Denver. The train is running a 2x3x1 power arrangement.
Amtrak #5 led by a UP AC4400CW rounds the curve between Eisile Siding and Plainview Siding near Coal Creek Canyon. Table Mountain in Golden can be seen in the background.
Due to their second P42DC experiencing mechanical problems, a UP AC4400CW was tacked on the point of Amtrak Train #5 for the trip west. The train can be seen here climbing the 2% grade as they're ... (more)
It's just after sunrise as a westbound empty coal train makes its way west towards the Moffat Tunnel through Rocky just west of Denver on November 15, 2013.
Slowing for the approach and stop signal at Eisele Siding, the DPU brings up the rear of this loaded coal train as the train negotiates the s-curve in Coal Creek Canyon.
In this cold scene, a loaded coal train led by three UP GE's including a patched Chicago and Northwestern unit leading, negotiates the Big Ten Curve just west of Denver.
With temperatures in the 20's, the snow from a few days ago hasn't melted just yet as the Roper Yard to North Yard Manifest (MRONY-23) led by the Katy heritage unit eases down the grade along Big ... (more)
A patched CNW AC4400CW leads two more UP GE's on this loaded coal train that is approaching the Blue Mountain Road crossing in Coal Creek Canyon.
The morning sun starts to illuminate Coal Creek Canyon as a westbound empty coal climbs the grade towards Tunnel #1 near Blue Mountain Road.
It's just after sunrise as a westbound Public Service of Colorado empty coal train slowly makes its way through Barber's Gulch west towards the Moffat Tunnel just west of Denver.