A complete monster: On the North Fork Branch I hit my first ever US coal train. UP AC4400CW-CTE #5879 and AC4460CW #7344 in front, SD9043MAC #8204 as end helper (just cornering and entering the sc... (more)
UP 5964 & 7018 lead an eastbound coal train.
Three Union Pacific GE AC4400CE-CTEs bring a heavy westbound unit train up to the east portal of Hermosa Tunnel at Dale Junction, Wyoming, on October 29, 2008.
Last photo of the day -- with a few good shots in the bag, the sun about to set, and the train slowing to a stop here in La Salle, it was time to end the chase and head back home.
The black and threatening sky of a hot afternoon has given way to a beautiful sunset, punctuated by a few soft clouds. Straight down the dirt road is the mighty Longs Peak, many miles beyond the n... (more)
As tornadoes and severe thunderstorms develop just to the east, a northbound UP manifest waits in the siding for a special meet with UP 844 hauling the southbound Cheyenne Frontier Days special ba... (more)
UP's West Colton to North Platte manifest descends the Lynndyl Subdivision along the foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains at Lake Point.
in the later afternoon a coal train emerges from the Thistle tunnel below Billies Mountain.
On July 12, 2013 at 8:56 p.m., UP's CLRSV9-11 coal empty glides east approaching the state highway 202 overpass at Garfield. In the background along the Oquirrh Mountains is Kennecott Copper Corpo... (more)
Five units lead a westbound empty coal train around Big Ten Curve near Clay Siding. The assault on the Front Range is now in full swing and the train will be climbing steadily toward Moffat Tunn... (more)
A UP empty coal train eases into Dresden Siding with the local Tyson elevator towering in the distance. This coal train will meet Amtrak's eastbound River Runner, #316.
Eastbound coal bucket .
UP 7950 leads a coal train on former Rio Grande rails west of Denver.
A loaded coal train tops the hill at Kirkwood on one of the first days of summer. The historic Kirkwood depot is decorated with bright colored flowers through the summer.
After meeting Amtrak's River Runner, 316, at Smithton Siding, UP 5763 leads a westbound empty out of the siding and continues toward Kansas City.