An empty Union Pacific coal train led by an assortment of GE's round the s-curve while entering Coal Creek Canyon west of Arvada and Denver, Colorado.
Normally stored at the UP Steam Shop and Roundhouse in Cheyenne, Wyoming, UP 949, one of three E9's left on the UP roster lead a test train down the Greeley Sub in Brighton, Colorado. They will ho... (more)
After meeting the Denver, Colorado to Green River, Wyoming manifest at Brighton, the "Test" train led by UP E9A no. 949 races along US-HWY 85 near Henderson, Colorado. What I assume is t... (more)
Following behind the "Stinky Slinky" empty sulfur train, the Buck Local with a BNSF Heritage One painted SD40-2 and Santa Fe painted GP60 coasts down Berthoud Hill near the Little Thomps... (more)
On February 02, 2014, a southbound BNSF stack train led by three GE's trundles down the middle of Atwood Street in Longmont, Colorado after a good snow fall.
With minutes left of sunlight, two leasers and a warbonnet lead BNSF's Denver, CO to Great Falls, MT near Berthoud, CO.
A nice variety is always neat to have once in a while. Here, a non-orange BNSF lash up consisting of two leasers and a fading warbonnet is on the point of the Denver, CO to Great Falls, MT manifes... (more)
After just exiting Tunnel #29, UP's North Yard (Denver), CO to Roper Yard (Salt Lake City), UT manifest crosses South Boulder Creek at Pinecliffe as the train works up grade towards the Moffat Tun... (more)
Most of the fog that was pretty much around all morning has lifted. The sun begins to shine as UP's North Yard, CO to Roper Yard, UT manifest climbs the 2% grade up to Tunnel #1 in Coal Creek Cany... (more)
Normally, the "West Local" doesn't travel west of Rocky Flats but on certain occasion it does to pick up bad ordered car(s) at Pinecliffe. Seen here, after swapping ends, the crew lines the derail... (more)
After dropping and picking up passengers at the Devils Gate Station, Shay no. 9 starts up the steep grade back to Silver Plume.
Foreign Power leading trains on Moffat is extremely rare. Here, two NS units lead a BNSF Dash 9 on BNSF's Provo, UT to Denver, CO manifest around the Big Ten Curve west of Denver.
Two motorists patiently wait at the Blue Mountain Road crossing for a empty UP coal train that is climbing the grade in Coal Creek Canyon west of Denver.
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.