The calm before the storm. Clouds have built up all morning, but the sun has been coming out off and on. The vast open spaces of Northern Colorado sets the scene as northbound stacks from Denver, ... (more)
On top of the bluffs on Spruce Mountain, a coal load and coal empty make a perfect meet at Spruce just north of Palmer Lake, Colorado on January 24, 2016. The coal empty has just crossed onto form... (more)
Looking high above at the bluffs from Spruce Mountain, one can see southbound Mill, Texas coal loads working up the grade on Main 1 at Spruce just north of Palmer Lake, Colorado on January 24, 201... (more)
The sun has risen above the clouds as coal empties from Smithers Lake, Texas to Black Thunder Mine, Wyoming led by BNSF SD70ACe No. 8420 pass through Palmer Lake, Colorado on January 24, 2016.
A repainted Union Pacific ES44AC No. 7623 brings up the rear of eastbound coal loads from West Elk Mine to Pasadena, Texas in Coal Creek Canyon near Arvada, Colorado on January 08, 2016.
It's just after sunset as AMTK P42DC No. 170 leads a 42 minute late eastbound California Zephyr as they round a curve before entering Tunnel No. 29 at Pinecliffe, Colorado on January 11, 2016. The... (more)
It's a gorgeous winter afternoon as two Union Pacific SD70ACe's lead a loaded coal train from West Elk Mine over South Boulder Creek in Tolland, Colorado on January 08, 2016.
A fresh blanket of snow covers the scene that fell overnight as more snow continues to fall. Seen here, three of four UP SD70ACe and AH's take coal empties west up the 2-percent grade at Pineclif... (more)
Union Pacific's "Rio Grande" heritage unit No. 1989 and a standard UP ACe shove their 105 car train into the old yard on the Julesburg branch at La Salle, Colorado on January 05, 2016.
Here's a common practice seen on different railroads across North America. The conductor on the Denver - Laurel manifest led by ES44AC No. 6279 gives a roll-by inspection to the Cheyenne - Denver ... (more)
It's the first of the year as BNSF ES44AC No. 6279 leads the first Denver, Colorado to Laurel, Montana manifest of the year along CO-HWY 119 just outside of Longmont, Colorado on January 01, 2016.
The hum of dynamic brakes fills the air as two Union Pacific AC4400CW's ease a loaded coal train from West Elk Mine down the grade near Leyden in Arvada, Colorado on this sunny and chilly Christma... (more)
It's just after sunset as the second of two Texas coal loads makes its way through the northern part of Colorado Springs, Colorado on December 06, 2015.
It's a gorgeous sunny morning on Raton Pass as Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief, train No. 3 climbs the grade through the s-curve at Gallinas, Colorado on December 06, 2015.
The sun has gone behind the mountains for the day as the second of two coal loads heads west with a pair of BNSF SD70ACe's leading just east of Hudson, Colorado on December 14, 2015.