The snowstorm has passed, leaving a colorful collection of frozen engines waiting in the BNSF engine servicing facility. BNSF green and orange, UP yellow and CEFX red, white and blue engines all s... (more)
Local watching a Local Instagram contributor _trauma_, who also happens to be a Denver native, takes a break from his usual city reflection... (more)
A very long CHIDEN has just set out the first portion of its double stack train onto the west packer track in Denver. As the lead engines pass their train, the yard crews go work unlocking the in... (more)
The morning Amtrak train departs Union Station, passing over the myriad of slip switches that will soon carry light rail passengers to Denver International Airport.
This shot illustrates some of the challenges that the Denver Rock Island Railroad crew has to navigate - cars parking close to the tracks and road traffic that is literally feet from the switching... (more)
The UP has assembled a string of 8 engines in the North Yard, presumably to relocate the power while moving a stick of freight cars somewhere across the country. Meanwhile, UP 712 (ex Missouri Pa... (more)
Although a little wonky in appearance, the track on which the Denver Rock Island Railroad operates around the Denver Stock Yards works just fine and tends to give the SW1500 a little swagger.
The Denver Rock Island Railroad works the various industrial sidings around the Denver Stockyards on Denver’s north side, providing a great opportunity to photograph the vintage engines on wavy tr... (more)
A pair of SD40-2's make their way over the South Platte River.
"Fury and the Rock". The Denver Rock Island Railroad's 1083 (SW1500) passes in front of a M4 Sherman tank, similar to the one in the WWII movie 'Fury' that was recently released. The S... (more)
Here is a nice assortment of power in the yard of the BNSF Denver Engine Servicing Facility, including 4 Union Pacific, 2 Kansas City, 1 Citirail, and the always colorful BNSF engines.
With Denver’s skyline and the front range of the Rockies in the background, DD35A 79 is accelerating at East 88th Avenue on April 16, 1966, on its way to Wyoming and points west. The train, Kansas... (more)
This was a treat for the eyes and ears - 3 former Southern Pacific MP15's working the 36th Street Yard, shuffling freight cars at sunset. UPY 1443 and 1484 are MP15AC's and UPY 1295 is a MP15DC.