It's just about mid-morning on this sunny September day as a loaded coal train passes through Barr Lake State Park near Brighton, CO. September 28, 2013.
A BNSF Dash 9 and UP SD70M are just enough to take the Tacoma to Omaha stack train up Berthoud Hill. Seen here the train is about to crest the hill at Longs Peak Siding.
After climbing the 2% grade through Coal Creek Canyon, the MNYRO 27 (North Yard, CO to Roper Yard, UT Manifest) exits Tunnel #1 just south of Plainview. The train still has 29 more tunnels before ... (more)
The MNYRO 27 (North Yard (Denver), CO to Roper Yard (Salt Lake City), UT Manifest) is seen approaching the west end of Eisile Siding, formally known as Clay.
Three not so good looking AC4400CW's lead the North Yard (Denver), CO to Roper Yard (Salt Lake City), UT Manifest after exiting tunnel #1 just south of Plainview, CO.
An east bound coal load for the Tennessee Valley Authority in Paducah, KY (CWETS 26) enters Tunnel 20 and will soon exit the tunnel and enter Tunnel 19 just west of Crescent.
A westbound empty coal train from Paducah, KY is seen just west of Crescent, CO as they are about to enter Tunnel #19 in the tunnel district. Gross Reservoir is just to the left out of the frame.
The late afternoon sun lights up this westbound empty coal train from Chiles, KY that is going through the canyon between Rollinsville and Tolland along South Boulder Creek.
Rotary Couplers on XCLX Aluminum Coal Hoppers in Boulder, CO on November 18, 2013.
After the conductor lined the NSS Broomfield in the revere position, the Cheyenne - Denver Manifest creeps into the siding at Broomfield as they they pass through Burns Jct. This is where the Lafa... (more)
The South Local from La Salle is seen shoving their set out onto the siding at Gilcrest. After returning to their train, they will continue south and head to Brighton to do more work.
Snow continues to fall as the Cheyenne, WY to Denver, CO Manifest led by two Dash 9's and three SD40-2's rolls down the middle of Atwood Street in Longmont.
Two GEVO's lead a Wichita, KS to Laurel, MT Boeing Airplane Train with three 737 Fuselages that can be seen near Berthoud, CO. The train is going to the Boeing Assembly Plant in Washington.
This is certainly one way to transport 737's to Boeing. Boeing 737 Fuselages are seen traveling from the Boeing plant in Wichita, KS going to the assembly plant in Washington by rail.
With Longs Peak looming at 14,259 feet, the Denver, CO to Tacoma, WA Stack Train led by a UP SD70M and patched SP AC4400CW (ex SP 182) creeps through the small siding at Highland. The train is slo... (more)