One thing I love about railfanning the Moffat Route is that you got numerous spots where you don't really have to move to get different angles in the same location. Seen here, an empty coal train ... (more)
After letting the Valmont Coal Train clear up, the Longmont Switch with an assortment of power leaves the city of Boulder. The Valmont Power Plant can be seen in the background.
After coupling up to their outbound pick-up, the crew on the Longmont Switch begins to switch ends before returning back to the BNSF main in Loveland, CO. The depot on the right is the old Great W... (more)
After meeting an eastbound BNSF train at Rocky, this westbound UP empty coal train from Paducah, KY rounds the curve just west of Eisilie SIding (formally known as Clay). The suburbs of Arvada, Wh... (more)
At the west end of Legion park, an empty crude oil train from New Orleans, LA rounds the curve into Boulder, CO with a pair of BNSF GE's. The train is heading back to get another load of black liq... (more)
An assortment of Eastern and Western foreign power lead BNSF's Omaha, NE to Tacoma, WA intermodal stack train as they leave the city of Fort Collins. The Budweiser Brewery can be seen in the backg... (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)
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)
BNSF no. 1642 leads another SD40-2 and B40-8W on the Longmont Switch as they climb the 1.68% grade of Burkes Hill just north of Louisville, CO.
UP no. 6617 and SP no. 107 lead a loaded coal train down the grade around Big Ten Curve just west of Denver.
Two NS GE's lead a UP SD70M elephant style on BNSF's Tacoma bound stack train as the train approaches the Trilby Road crossing just outside of Fort Collins, CO.
Just after sunset, this eastbound loaded coal train comes up to the diverging approach signal at the west end of Leyden Siding in Arvada, CO.
CP no. 8879 meets the Longmont Switch at Longs Peak Siding on a late Friday afternoon.
Rolling along at track speed, CREX no. 1201 leads a BN SD70MAC on this empty Minnequa coal train just west of Bijou, CO.