The sun is just about to fade away behind the mountains as the northbound manifest coasts down Berthoud Hill while passing by farms and country road crossings.
Delivering the goods by rail...
The snow capped continental divide provides the backdrop as Amtrak #6 meets a westbound BNSF Trackage Rights Manifest at the East Portal.
With a very short train today, the Longmont Switch departs Longmont, CO with a cut of cars for GWR in Loveland and Fort Collins. It's a very cold and chilly morning with the temperature dropping a... (more)
It's a cold evening as the power for the Buck and Longmont Switch idle on the house track for the weekend.
Rounding the horse-shoe curve at Big Ten Curve, this loaded Eagle Pass, TX coal train eases down grade going towards Denver with the Colorado Front Range Foothills in the background.
An Eagle Pass, TX bound coal load eases down grade through the east end of Rocky on the descent towards Denver.
The steel wheel, on the steel rail...
A SD60M and three SD40-2s run lite at Riverside towards their outbound cut of cars from the GWR for La Salle in Fort Collins.
The GWR Fort Collins Job departs North Yard with a couple of cars while the Longmont Switch gets into action again seen in the background.
At Johnstown, two ex UP GP38-2s lettered for Helm Leasing shove a cut of covered hoppers onto the Milliken Track off of the Longmont Line.
The steel wheels on the steel rails are one of the many ways that help make the railroad move...
Kirk and Chase film this Paducah, KY to Bowie, CO empty coal train that is approaching the East Portal Road Crossing at East East Portal.
A Patched SP is the DPU on this Paducah, KY to Bowie, CO Coal Empty at East Portal with the Continental Divide in the background.. The day comes to a close as Amtrak #6 was over an hour and a half... (more)
An Eagle Pass, TX Bound Coal Load eases down grade through Rocky and with the siding at Clay above. Seen in the background are mid-train swing helpers that will stay on the train.