UPY 1323, a former Chicago & Northwestern MP15DC (notice the insulated windows), heads into the 36th Street Yard in Denver to sort more freight cars.
It is uncertain if the pending stock show complex redevelopment will solve the close quarter running of the Denver Rock Island Railroad's engine along Packinghouse Road.
If you like the Denver Rock Island Railroad you might want to visit their Denver operation soon. The area that they serve (one of the last true industrial areas left called 'The Stockyards') is a... (more)
The extra hour of sun thanks to the time change for daylight savings has allowed the opportunity to shoot the California Zephyr arriving for the evening stop at Denver's Union Station.
BNSF 2778 works the Denver Yard. The GP39-2 started life in 1975 as a Bluebonnet with the ATSF.
UPY 681 was built for the Missouri Pacific in 1982. You can find a number of the former MoPac GP15-1's in the various yards around the Denver area.
The Cascade Green Burlington Northern paint on BNSF 1680 (SD40-2) still looks pretty good after 45 years. The unit was built for the BN in March of 1973, when Richard Nixon was President and gas ... (more)
The setting sun casts long shadows as this evening's California Zephyr runs past the UP's North Yard and BNSF's intermodal facility and will soon arrive at Denver's Union Station.
I miss seeing the Smurf blue GATX units in the UP yards. You could spot one among the sea of Armour Yellow engines form a mile away.
Two former Burlington Northern SD40-2's cross the South Platte River with a string of cars from the Denver Yard.
UP 688 strains to pull a cut of cars out of the North Yard for sorting.
The North Yard is busy with GEEPS sorting freight and heavies receiving fuel and sand.
The California Zephyr pulls away from Denver's Union Station. Since this photo was taken this area has seen a building boom, with high rise office buildings and expensive apartments and condos.
It wont be too long before you'll be hard pressed to find any former Burlington Northern SD40-2's wearing Cascade Green. They will all eventually get painted into the Heritage III paint.
Bluebonnet 1760 is ringed by pumpkins as they wait for service at the Denver BNSF engine servicing facility.