There were some interesting sights at the UP North Yard - these old passenger cars sitting next to UPY 669 were being shipped on flat cars and were the talk of the yard. The cars were named - fro... (more)
Union Pacific’s west local is eastbound at mile 14.5 west of Leyden, Colorado, on July 8, 2012. The Front Range of the Rockies is in the background, and is cloaked in ominous looking clouds.
With dynamics applied and some train brake, the smell of brake shoes fill the air as a Paducah, KY coal train rolls on through Plain next to stored MOW equipment.
An Paducah, KY coal train is seen rolling on through approaching the 80th Street Crossing at the East end of Leyden. Note that the DRGW Searchlight Signals are still being in use.
A westbound Southern Pacific intermodal train (probably the DVRVF) led by Rio Grande Tunnel Motor No. 5347, cruises by the towering sandstone cliffs east of Utaline, Colorado, on the afternoon of ... (more)
3 Geeps stand in formation in the 36th Street Yard - HLCX 1089 (GP38M-2), GMTX 2678 (GP38-2) and UP 700 (GP15-1)
A rather unique set of local power is on today's Longmont Switch. A relatively new Kansas City Southern ES44AC painted in the Southern Belle Scheme and a BNSF painted "Fakebonnet" C44-9W return ba... (more)
The weather is as cold as the coal that winds its way through downtown Denver, adjacent to the light rail line that connects the central business district with outlying neighborhoods.
UP 7254 leads a load of steel out of the 36th Street Yard in Denver.
With the head end passing over the MP 38.3 Detector at Niwot, two BN Grinstien SD70MACs notch up as they lead a long and heavy manifest from Laurel, MT to Denver, CO.
According to the timetable, No.2, The Royal Gorge,
will have 5 minutes to load and unload passengers and
baggage and take on water before its 4:35 P.M. departure for Denver from the Santa F... (more)
Gliding across the Rockies near Kremmling, Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr follows the route of the former Rio Grande toward Salt Lake City at an impressive track speed of 60MPH.
Covered in ice and frost from an overnight low temperature of -12 degrees, an original Missouri Pacific lettered open hopper catches the first of the morning sun rays, stored in a spur in the smal... (more)
Three C44-9Ws, a ES44DC, AC4400CW and an SD70MAC lead a pretty short Denver, CO to Great Falls, MT Manifest Train late in the afternoon on this sunny but rather chilly Monday.
Its early morning and BNSF 6088 (ES44AC) waits for the call to team up with two other mates and head to the Denver Yard.