Activity seems to continue inside of RPO NO. 254. This standard gauge, heavy weight, six-wheel truck, railway post office and baggage car was built by Standard Steel Car. It ran from 1922 until ... (more)
A pair of Colorado & Southern SD9s, one still in the colors of former owner Chicago Burlington & Quincy and the other in new owner Burlington Northern's colors, lay over at the Denver engine facil... (more)
The 1970 merger that created Burlington Northern Railroad wiped out the identities of the Chicago Burlington & Quincy, Great Northern, Northern Pacific and Spokane Portland & Seattle railroads, bu... (more)
C&S 641 backs into town to pickup its train for Climax on an absolutely glorious winter day in the Arkansas River Valley. In the background are several peaks that exceed 14,000 feet. I think one... (more)
Switching at 11,000 feet. The C&S local on the Climax branch from Leadville switches the molybdenum mine at Climax. As noted in an earlier post this was the last standard gauge Class 1 steam ope... (more)
C&S Denver-Cheyenne freight extra 700D plowed in to on-time southbound Billings-Denver passenger train #30 at 6:48 a.m. in Broomfield, CO, when it failed to wait at Utah Junction or hold the sidin... (more)
C&S 641 takes coal before going to work on the C&S Climax branch.
I believe the C&S steam operation on the isolated Climax branch may have been the last regular use of standard gauge steam on a Class I in the U.S. As I remember the story, the C&S continued to us... (more)
This unit was streaked and appeared to have had some touch up work done.
ONE OF THE RATTIER BN PAINT JOBS I'VE ENCOUNTERED.
This was a great little working vacation just before Christmas.
I think this green scheme is the last incarnation of this joint operation.
Switching at Leadville.
Special train returning freight cars to the yard for the winter at the Georgetown Loop, crossing the Devil's Gate.
The Colorado and Southern 2-6-0, in its first weeks of operation, heads into the yard at Silver Plume ready to couple to the train and head to Georgetown.