The Chicago to LA intermodal train is about to pass the Amtrak depot in Galesburg on the BN side. The SP had trackage rights over the BN back in 1994 from KC to Chicago. After the BNSF the SP star... (more)
There are a number of private homes that sit next to the Colorado Railroad Museum's tracks. I wonder if they have come to love the real sounds of steam or always have plans on the weekends when t... (more)
Three Rio Grande GP9’s idle in the classification yard at Grand Junction, Colorado. Normally these units would be busy working, but these are unusual times. A landslide in Thistle, Utah has severe... (more)
DRGW 491 was rebuilt in 1930 at the Burnham Shops in Denver (now extinct) and converted from a 4 foot to a 3 foot gauge configuration. Designated K-37 class, the unique frame configuration had th... (more)
Weather permitting, on weekends the Colorado Railroad Museum likes to show off its collection of operating steam engines. When they ran DRGW 491 it drew a crowd, with railfans coming from miles a... (more)
A father and son stroll along DRGW 5771 (F9A) at the Colorado Railroad Museum. I remember as a kid watching along the tracks as the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad worked a local yard in the... (more)
The Rio Grande Zephyr had an appeal that just can’t be matched by today’s intercity trains. One element that may never return is the ability to stand in the vestibule and watch the train fr... (more)
DRGW 491 makes a lap around the grounds of the Colorado Railroad Museum.
Less than two months after the Southern Pacific/Rio Grande merger, an eastbound lumber drag on the Modoc Line passes the water tower at Madeline. One of the first actions taken after the merger wa... (more)
With two Rio Grande SD40T-2s added as a point helper, a westbound freight climbs along the Price River at Castle Gate, Utah, on the afternoon of September 7, 1995. The helpers will be removed at K... (more)
Tennessee Pass—1985 Rolling over the very top of Tennessee Pass after helping an eastbound Rio Grande freight up the 3% grade out of Minturn are four SD40T-2 Tunnel Motors—the engineer ... (more)
After assisting a coal train on the grade from Helper to Soldier Summit, Union Pacific's Second Help, consisting of seven Rio Grande tunnel motors, retrieves three wreck damaged AC4400CWs for a sp... (more)
Not sure on location and Photographer unknown.
Top Ten of 2016. With 2016 in the books, here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from the past year.2. The main reason for the trip to Colorado was to attend a two-... (more)
Rio Grande 5504 heads Eastbound at Plainview with a loaded coal train just after Sunrise.