Elk graze on vegetation in the open space as the westbound Ski Train led by Amtrak's "Veterans Unit" no. 42 rolls right on through Eisele heading west to the ski resort in Winter Park.
It's just after sunrise as the westbound Ski Train races west through Chemical, Colo., with Amtrak P42DC no. 42, the Veterans unit, on point. Downtown Denver can be seen to the right of the train.... (more)
After getting the light to pull down the main at Tolland, UP 5727 slowly pulls west where they'll pick up the conductor on the manifest parked ahead in the siding next to the DPUs and bring him ba... (more)
Beginning of a new era? Amtrak's westbound Ski Train races through Tolland, Colo., while overtaking a westbound Union Pacific manifest that's parked in the siding. This is pretty much a dem... (more)
A thin layer of clouds mixed in with haze partially block out the sun as Amtrak no. 6, The California Zephyr, coasts down the grade at track speed near Arvada, Colo., with a brand new Siemens ACS-... (more)
Lookout Mountain can be seen in the background as Amtrak no 6, The California Zephyr, eases down the grade from Big Ten Curve towards Rocky. The third unit is a brand new Siemens ACS-64 electric l... (more)
The Denver Metro area can be seen in the background as Union Pacific ES44AC no. 7463 leads this loaded crude oil train from Wash, Utah to Midwest City, Okla., down the grade from Big Ten Curve tow... (more)
Union Pacific ES44AC no. 7463 leads this loaded crude oil train from Wash, Utah to Midwest City, Okla., down the 2% grade in Coal Creek Canyon just west of Denver.
The snow capped mountains create a nice backdrop as a northbound coal empty rolls on through Highland, Colo., led by BNSF SD70MAC no. 8848.
Former Burlington Northern SD40-2 no. 7884, now patched as BNSF no. 1993, leads the Longmont Switch north just outside of Berthoud, Colo., on a gorgeous March morning.
The Longmont Switch crew moves a set of SD40-2s to the East Yard in Longmont before swapping to an manifest that just arrived into town before going to Fort Collins. In the background, the Turkey ... (more)
Three BNSF GE's work up the 2% grade on BNSF's Denver, CO to Provo, UT manifest. The train is seen rounding the numerous s-curves in Coal Creek Canyon between Plain and Eisile.
At the top of the overlook near Pinecliffe, Colo., an eastbound loaded crude oil train from Wash, Utah to Midwest City, Okla., rounds the curve approaching the east end of the siding.
Rolling steel wheel...
After meeting Amtrak no. 6 at Leyden, a westbound Union Pacific manifest pulls west towards the foothills and Colorado Rockies as the sun has set closing another day on November 06, 2014.