A coal train is winding down from Toponas towards Bond, where it'll travel the Moffat Tunnel route further eastward.
A Southern Pacific coal train negotiates the Crater Loops. Some time earlier the train passed the opposite mountain on its way from the Craig coal deposits top Denver by way of the Moffat route. T... (more)
A SP CSUX coal empty climbs through the double loops at Crater, Colorado. Common on SP’s newly operating DPU-equipped trains at the time, a lone No. 298 is on the head end, while the mid-train DPU... (more)
A Union Pacific coal empty casts a long shadow behind the setting sun in this late autumn scene.
In a photo taken in 2007, an empty coal train passes by the remnants of a small derailment on the S-curved Crater Loops. Sources tell me that this was caused by a "stringlining" of the train whe... (more)
An empty on the Craig Branch goes through the Crater Loops and passes the remains of an 8-car derailment that happened a few days earlier.
A BNSF trackage rights train follows the shores of the Colorado River as it makes its way west.
An empty coal train slowly charges up the grade on the Crater Loops, with a 3-unit helper consist pushing in the middle.
UP 7102 about to enter Tunnel 48 in Rock Creek Canyon. Amazing bit of railroad engineering along this line!
The rear DPU pushes a loaded coal train eastward as a stunning sunset highlights the beautiul red rock. The mid set DPU units are visible around the long curve. Thanks HBP!
West of McCoy