Amtrak’s Winter Park Express ski train lays over in the siding at Fraser, Colorado, on January 7, 2017. The train takes skiers from Denver to Winter Park in the morning, with the empty train layin... (more)
Sunrise on the Rio Grande Southern. The "sunrise" herald of the Rio Grande Southern on Locomotive #455's tender stands out in the early morning light as she crosses a small wooden trestle r... (more)
The eastbound Southwest Chief works its way over Raton Pass past the historic Dick Wootton Ranch and Old Santa Fe Train sign.
BNSF 2967 was built in 1964 as a GP35 for the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, and was rebuilt later into a GP39V. Although a bit faded, it represented well the Burlington Northern fleet that was... (more)
BNSF 3147 retained its BN paint long after the merger and often worked the Denver Yard sorting freight cars.
”Someday, This Will Be Mine!”
An aspiring young engineer holds onto the handrail of one of the world’s largest diesel locomotives as he poses for a portrait. In a few short hours, ... (more)
Thick smoke from numerous wildfires fills the sky creating hazy atmospheric conditions. A loaded BNSF coal train waits in the sag at Spruce just north of Palmer Lake, Colorado on Main 1 as the Bel... (more)
Due to wildfires burning in the Western United States across several states and also in Canada throughout a few Provinces, thick smoke clouds from such fires have moved into Colorado and as far ea... (more)
If you look closely you'll spot a pair of visitors (Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific) to the BNSF Engine Servicing Facility. There is also a Warbonnet hiding in the back.
The BNSF still uses a caboose as seen here, with the remote engineer backing down a short freight into the yard.
The First Amtrak California Zephyr?
Well, almost. When the Western Pacific received permission to discontinue its portion of the original CZ, the Chicago – Oakland ro... (more)
OmniTRAX's 6051 (SD40-3) crosses in front of an old grain elevator-turned art project in Fort Collins, Colorado.
A Western Pacific GP35 shunts cars near Denver Union Station. I never made it out to the WP, but the Union Pacific provided a few units for me to see while in Denver.
A Union Pacific U30C, a Southern SD40-2, and a Western Pacific GP35 share the small UP servicing facility near Denver Union Station. UP and WP units were expected, but the visitor from the east wa... (more)
OmniTRAX's 6051 (SD40-3) pulls the Budweiser beer train over the Cache la Poudre River in Fort Collins, Colorado.