Denver Rock Island Railroad's veteran SW8 moves a gondola across Packinghouse Road in the area called the Stockyards.
The BNSF engine servicing facility in Denver is full of heavy pumpkins waiting for service or assignment.
The Zephyr skirts the foothills leading to the Colorado Rockies.
The California Zephyr crew of Amtrak 73 takes a stroll to throw a switch so it can go around a freight that has stalled in the Denver Yard.
Under threatening skies, AMTK 837 leads the California Zephyr through Big Ten Curve. After traveling through Rocky and Arvada it will soon pull into Denver's Union Station before eventually headi... (more)
Denver Rock Island Railroad's SW1500 #1083 pulls a load of scrap iron across Packinghouse Road.
The rain clouds part just in time for the sun to catch UP 8564 (SD70ACe) as it is about enter Tunnel 1 after the climb through Coal Creek Canyon.
Looking more like a roller coaster ride than an Amtrak train, the California Zephyr reaches the bottom of the hill west of Arvada and will soon enter Big Ten Curve to begin the climb up to the Roc... (more)
The North Yard remote control crew brings forward UP 1823 (GP38-2) while UPY 691 (GP15-1) handles a string of hoppers.
The California Zephyr runs down the hill from Arvada to Rocky, Colorado, passing the spur that at one time led trains to the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant. The facility produced plutonium tr... (more)
It seems the majority of the rolling stock passing through the North Yard these days are center-beam cars full of lumber to feed the rapid development along the Front Range of Colorado.
A trio of heavies wait in the North Yard to be assigned to take an empty coal back over the Rocky Mountains via the Moffat Tunnel.
DPU BNSF 5636 (AC4400CW) shoves a freight through the 'S' curve as it heads towards Arvada, Colorado.
This shot shows the elevation change through Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado.
Denver Rock Island Railroad's SW8 works a cut of gondolas next to the Exchange Building in the Denver stock yards area. Soon this industrial swath of land will be transformed into offices, parks ... (more)