The California Zephyr arrives in Denver and will leave shortly for the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
I never thought I would see a tunnel motor in action, so imagine my surprise when I came across CORP 4047, a former Southern Pacific SD40T-2 now flagged for the Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad a... (more)
Locomotive #30 (Class 2-8-0) was built in 1898 by Brooks Locomotive Works of Dunkirk, NY and delivered to Colorado and Northwestern Railroad (C&N). At the time, they were among the heaviest narrow... (more)
The veteran SW7 was spotted in Byers, Colorado early in the morning on Memorial Day as we headed east from Denver to chase tornadoes. It is apparently owned by the Incoal Company (INLX). I could... (more)
The final stop on our chase of BNSF 4405 and its freight was Palmer Lake, Colorado. Palmer Lake is at elevation 7,250 feet and is at the top of the Palmer Divide which is separates the Denver met... (more)
After passing through Larkspur, the BNSF freight made its way past the CircleF8 Ranch on its way to Palmer Lake. As the train approached I was hoping the cows would look my way, and as it turned ... (more)
The chase took us to the south side of Larkspur, where this sweeping trestle spans a creek and two roads, and is long enough to catch all three power units as they cross.
After passing through Sedalia, BNSF 4405 makes the turn north into Castle Rock. The triple power unit will then head to Larkspur.
The chase is on! We first catch sight of BNSF 4405 (Dash9) as it leaves Sedalia, Colorado and heads to Castle Rock. The chase will take us through 'the Rock', through Larkspur, then past the Cir... (more)
On this day the morning California Zephyr was delayed 11 hours getting into Denver due to a derailment in the mid-west. That afforded the rare opportunity to get a shot of the westbound train wit... (more)
BNSF 9061 (SD70ACe) leads a coal train over the Sante Fe bridge in Larkspur, Colorado.
The California Zephyr crosses over Coal Creek Canyon Road as it heads into the Rocky Mountains and towards the Moffat Tunnel
The California Zephyr makes the steep climb up to tunnel number 1 as it heads into the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Notice one of the cars still carries the colorful Winter Park Ski Train wrap.
Under the watchful eyes of a group of cows, an oil can train doubles back on itself as it drops in grade through the Big 10 Curve near Rocky, Colorado.
Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the country. Evidence of that growth can be seen in the new houses being built in the background along the foothills as well as the hundreds of SU... (more)