Union Pacific train with about 20 wind turbine blades loaded on flat cars on the BNSF line between Longmont and Boulder.
The double horseshoe curve of the Crater loops (on the Craig branch between Bond and Toponas summit) in a continuous gradient of 2.0% is a clever idea to gain the necessary height for an entry of ... (more)
The new futuristic canopy over the 6 (in total 8) stump tracks of the rebuilt Denver Union Station. Now the daily "California Zephyr" of Amtrak is serving Denver Union Station again and ... (more)
A rather surreal sight offer this wind turbine blades loaded on 89’4” flatcars with these special clouds in the sky. About 20 such turbine blades was the only load of the train, which was pulled b... (more)
Here is a closer look to the engine repair and servicing facility in the background and the car repair shop in the foreground of the large classification yard of the BNSF in Barstow. In front of t... (more)
Random sighting in a UP manifest on the Cajon Summit. I do not like graffiti on railway vehicles, for me, this is vandalism. But here I can see an artist at work.
PCC streetcar # 1074 was built in 1946 by St.Louis Car Co for Twin City Rapid Transit Co. in Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota and ran later from 1953 till 2001 in Newark, New Jersey. Purchased by Mu... (more)
The Harvey House Railroad Depot, originally known as the Casa del Desierto, is a former Fred Harvey House. Casa del Desierto now functions as an unstaffed Amtrak passenger station (Southwest Chief... (more)
A closer look on the hump, the 10 track receiving yard in the background and part of the 48 tracks of the classification yard in the foreground. You can see the special rail brakes (retarders) whi... (more)
The beautifully restored depot of Kelso on the Union Pacific Overland Route between Los Angeles-Barstow-Las Vegas and Salt Lake City was built in 1924 in the Spanish Mission Revival style, with a ... (more)
The new open train hall with futuristic canopy of Denver Union Station in the blue hour. One daily train pair only in the moment....Amtraks "California Zephyr", but more trains to come i... (more)
Denver's Union Station in Christmas lighting including a large Xmas tree in front.
Deck the halls! The Essex Depot is all aglow with Christmas trimmings as the Valley Railroad operates its North Pole Express Trains for the 2015 Holiday Season. There are 4 such trains per... (more)
A view on the large BNSF freight yard from Barstow hill on a cold winter sunday morning. In the foreground the 48 classification tracks, behind the hump and the 10 recieving tracks. In the middle ... (more)
K Tower at dusk, July 1995.