Steve Lee holds a hand out the window, as the big Northern and centennial unit lean into a curve at Platteville.
In the late afternoon sun, Union Pacific ES44AH No. 2591 races south with the Salt Lake City-Denver Z-Train while passing the big grain elevator in Platteville, Colorado, on October 3, 2018.
A brief dust storm moves through as a northbound loaded UP coal train from Energy Mine departs Platteville, Colorado, after meeting the ZLADV and ZSCDVX, on October 3, 2018.
The veterans unit leads the Cheyenne Frontier Days train back towards Wyoming passing one of many fields in northern Colorado, while racing away from a thunderstorm in the background.
After a short stop at Greeley, UP 844 storms through Platteville on its way to Denver for the annual Frontier Days Train.
Deadheading to Denver for the annual Frontier Days Special, No. 844 charges through Platteville Colorado. Congratulations to the entire Union Pacific Steam Crew, Union Pacific Railroad, and every... (more)
The Frontier Day's special rolls north on a beautiful morning behind the UP 844. It was certainly good to see this engine back on the mainline again.
Union Pacific 4-8-4 Northern No. 844 returns to the rails after a three-year absence. Seen here, on a gorgeous July morning, UP 844 and UP SD70ACe No. 1989 take charge in the Cheyenne Frontier Day... (more)
On a Perfect July morning, UPs three E9s and DDA40X lead up the Cheyenne Frontier Days passenger special. The train had a good run up the Greeley Sub, arriving in Cheyenne shortly before 10am. Her... (more)
It's that time of year again where the Union Pacific Railroad and The Denver Post run the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days passenger special between Denver, Colorado and Cheyenne, Wyoming. Union Paci... (more)
The UP 3985 Challenger with the Circus Train on there way to Denver.
Two P42DCs lead Amtrak #6 "The California Zephyr" through Platteville, CO. The train in the siding is a loaded Colorado Springs Utilities Coal Load that had to wait for a UP/FRA Track Inspector to... (more)
Two AC4400CW-CTEs lead a loaded coal train bound for the Colorado Springs Utilities Power Plant near Nixon, CO. The train is leaving the siding at Platteville after letting Amtrak #6 by.
Severe Thunderstorms enter the area delivering rain and 60 MPH Wind Gusts as a rerouted BNSF "Stinky Slinky" empty molten sulfur train rounds the curve leaving Platteville, CO at track speed.