A UP Section Gang performs a rope burn on a section of rail on a siding in the yard at La Salle, CO. One of the worker swings a sledge hammer on the rail to place it back into position.
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.
Amtrak #6 is seen leaving the small town of Eaton, CO as the train races south towards Denver along US-85. The train is detouring over UP's Overland Route and Denver Pacific Line due to flood repa... (more)
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.
Amtrak #6, the California Zephyr races southwest along Highway 85 out of the small town of Peckham, CO just before sunset. Passengers get a change in scenery traveling from Salt Lake City to Denve... (more)
Due to wash outs on UP's Moffat Tunnel Subdivision, Amtrak's California Zephyr was forced to reroute over the Denver Pacific Line from Denver to Speer and across Wyoming on UP's Overland Route to ... (more)
After meeting Amtrak #6 at Platteville, UP's Denver, CO to Green River, WY Manifest (MDVGR-21) gets up to track speed as the train races north out of Platteville as the sun is about to set behind ... (more)
With trip number two underway, UP #8772 leads the Operation Lifesaver Special out of La Salle as they make their round trip between Greeley and Platteville.
Thanks to a couple of heads ups, I was able to get track side to see the Operation Lifesaver Special operating on Union Pacific's Greeley Subdivision. They did two round trips between Greeley and ... (more)
A southbound manifest led by three SD70Ms meet the local in the siding at Platteville, CO with thunderstorms in the background to the south around Denver.
Three SD70Ms lead a southbound manifest through Peckham, CO just south of La Salle after meeting a northbound empty coal train.
Four UP GE AC4400CWs lead empty WAFX Aluminum coal hoppers as they depart La Salle, CO after receiving a clear signal from the dispatcher after meeting a southbound manifest.
Racing along at track speed, UP 844 and 6936 lead the Cheyenne Frontier Days Special back to Denver through Peckham, CO after taking people to the Daddy of Em' All Rodeo in Cheyenne, WY.
Last photo of the day -- with a few good shots in the bag, the sun about to set, and the train slowing to a stop here in La Salle, it was time to end the chase and head back home.