The fledgling Colorado River, before its confluence with the Eagle, the Gunnison and the Green, is still mighty enough to carve deep canyons. A four-pack of Rio Grande SD40T-2s has a coal train of... (more)
Travelling west through some beautiful Colorado scenery, the Rio Grande Zephyr approaches the small settlement of State Bridge, Colorado.
Usually it was not a good railfanning day when one of these trains were sighted, but fortunately on Sept. 30, 1991 D&RGW SD’s 5372 and 5508 were taking the derrick train eastward back to Denver af... (more)
Hanging out a Dutch Door on the Rio Grande Zephyr.
The eastbound California Zephyr, more-or-less on time, skirts through State Bridge on its way toward Gore Canyon.
This photo captures exactly how I feel when I think about the Rockies in the Summer time. Pine covered mountains and winding rivers surrounded by cool, damn, fresh air. Truly one of our country's ... (more)
An eastbound coal train off the Craig Branch rolls alongside the Colorado River and under Colorado Route 131 at State Bridge.
93. After stopping for Amtrak Zephyr #6 it needs to make time as #5 is coming up from behind.
94. The Moffat Route snakes along the Colorado River for much of it's route but this is some of the most scenic of those miles.
95. Amtrak Zephyr #5 hits the curves with a graceful stride.
96. One of the last trains I will see in Colorado on this trip. I followed the tracks all the way out to the interstate where I saw a very large buck Elk standing on the tracks.
97. Such graceful lines is this shot!
Amtrak's California Zephyr heads east along the Colorado River late in the day just outside State Bridge, CO. As the name states, that is what State Bridge is. State Road 131 bridge over the Color... (more)
The Rio Grande and CNW heritage units pull a Union Pacific business special back to Denver, about 130 miles away at this point. Never had the CNW unit been on the Moffat Road before.