Bad weather back east has delayed the arrival of the morning California Zephyr, allowing for a mid-morning sunlit shot. Usually the train arrives in Denver at dawn.
The fast speed of BNSF 6150 swirls the falling snow as it muscles a coal train through commerce City, Colorado.
San Luis Central GE 70-ton No. 71 sits in the railroad’s small yard at Sugar Junction just east of Monte Vista, Colorado, on September 1, 2013. This locomotive was bought by SLC in 1955 and replac... (more)
UP locomotive mechanics prepare to set SP GP60 No. 9743 atop a pair of steel sawhorses in the center of the Burnham Shops. At immediate right are the rebuilt trucks that the four-axle locomotive w... (more)
Although not as big as the North Yard, the UP's 36th Street Yard in Denver provides an opportunity to see a variety of UP power.
Eleven UP engines line up for a move out of the North Yard in Denver.
Coal loaded train of UP going through Commerce City heading west towards North Yard in Denver CO.
By August of 2016, the searchlight signals located along the UP Moffat Tunnel Subdivision were in their final days. Replacement signals had been installed from Fraser all the way to Bond. In this ... (more)
Big mountains, big trains, big power. Moving heavy trains through the Rocky Mountains is no easy task. 100+ car coal trains often utilize mid train DPUs (Distributed Power Units), such as t... (more)
UP heavies stack up in the North Yard, perhaps as part of a power move to a storage facility.
UP 7374 (AC45CCTE) brings a freight past the North Yard in Denver.
AMTK 120 is on point as the California Zephyr pulls into Union Station. Notice that Denver's RTD had not yet finished installing the numerous catenary structures that now dominate the area.
BNSF 7288 (ES44DC) plows through an intense snow storm at speed in Commerce City, Colorado.
Led by brand-new GE ES44DC No. 7628, a BNSF employee special passenger train rounds the curve along Lower Church Lake between Westminster and Broomfield, Colorado, on the morning of June 8, 2007.
Amtrak’s Winter Park Express led by P42DC No. 156 sits on Track 5 at Denver Union Station as seen from the rear dome window of California Zephyr dome-observation car “Silver Solarium” departing th... (more)