Westbound around Los Pinos loop. In the old days this used to be a really dramatic location with a sweeping curve in a beautiful mountain meadow, but these days unless you want a number of rather... (more)
After meeting the Provo to Denver BNSF manifest at Rocky, BNSF's Denver, CO to Riverbank, CA trackage rights manifest negotiates a horseshoe curve while climbing the grade up to Tunnel #1 in Coal ... (more)
A Union Pacific manifest, heavy with west slope drilling supplies climbs the Colorado Rockies at Tunnel One. The grade is a long and 'almost' un-relenting 2+% on its way to the Continental Divide... (more)
SLRG 8577 is exiting the yard limits east of Monte Vista after switching the SLC interchange.
SLRG 116 drifts through Estrella, by a station sign of DRGW influence.
SLC 70 arrives at the SLC shops with one hopper in tow from the southbound run to Monte Vista.
A southbound BNSF coal load is climbing Monument Hill a couple of miles south of the top of the grade using the normal northbound only main number two shot from the original grade of the Santa Fe ... (more)
Union Pacific was the only railroad to purchase the EMD GP30B units, buying 40 of them #700B-739B. The cabless unit provided some cost savings in not having the expensive operating controls ... (more)
Coal loads for the power plant in Pueblo are shoved across Salt Creek by BNSF 9517 as the sun is setting.
Southern Pacific EMD SD45-2R No. 6830 leads a short work train into Tunnel 1 just east of Plainview, Colorado, on March 21, 1997. Much of the train is made up of Rio Grande flatcars loaded with ma... (more)
Heading South to Arizona for the third time, CP 8850 and BCOL 4652 front this loaded coal train.
In heavy fog and cold temps a southbound BNSF coal load was about to crest the grade over the Palmer Divide on the BNSF Pikes Peak Sub at Palmer Lake.
An assortment of AC6044CW's, AC4400CW-CTE's, and AC4400CW's lead this empty coal train through Coal Creek Canyon west of Denver. The train is climbing the 2% grade up to Tunnel #1.
Power on UP's Moffat Route west of Denver is usually BNSF, UP, and Amtrak power. On some occasion, foreign power does show up but usually trailing. Today, BNSF's Provo, UT to Denver, CO trackage r... (more)
A southbound BNSF freight was climbing through Castle Rock passed the site of the old Santa Fe station led by one the new CREX lease units.