A proud crew poses with 68-year-old Denver Rock Island Railroad EMD NW2 No. 996 at Silver Yard in Denver, Colorado, on April 11, 2006. The colorful switcher was originally built as Frisco No. 259 ... (more)
The Moffat Road was once the undisputed scenic railroad line of of North America. This photo shows the steep 4% climb to Needles Eye Tunnel. Jenny lake is at the bottom right side of the photo. ... (more)
Denver Rock Island Railroad NW2 No. 996 trundles eastbound down the former Rock Island main line into Denver, Colorado, as it approaches Silver Yard near the I-70 overpass on April 11, 2006.
A westbound Union Pacific manifest curls into Rocky. The area at the base of the Moffat is changing forever. New 500000+ dollars homes are filling the once gorgeous rolling prairie. Familiar land... (more)
With a pair of CSX road motors on the point a wind-turbine blade train departs Denver eastbound on Union Pacific's Limon Subdivision, better known amongst locals as the 'KP'. Each massive blade sp... (more)
A pair of recently returned to service BNSF SD70MACs, dressed in former Burlington Northern 'Grinstein' colors, bring up the rear of westbound coal loads as they pass Barr Lake, CO on BNSF's Brush... (more)
Walking Speed, a westbound manifest struggles up the grade thru South boulder Canyon. The long manifest has a total of 5 big AC motors this day configured 3x1x1. This area of the Moffat Road is ... (more)
Rio Grande’s Denver roundhouse and shop complex at Burnham are gone now, demolished early in 2016 in the name of progress. But on an afternoon visit back in June, 1962, the photographer encountere... (more)
A trio of GP40-2s have spent the day loading ballast on the Leadville Branch. The short heavy train is departing after a short stop for a meet. The train likely has retainers set, a skill that is... (more)
SP 250 sits awaiting the next push at Minturn, Colorado. AC locomotives forever changed mountain railroading. The AC motors allowed for greater tractive effort, with no over heating.
3 New Southern Pacific AC4400 sand the rail climbing thru the twisting Mitchell Curves. The train will soon conquer Tennessee Pass.
UP 6273 (AC4400CW) and team get a final safety check in the Denver North Yard before they lash up to an oil can train and head to the Moffat Tunnel.
After a 3 year absence from the mainline, UP 844 is back in service pulling the Cheyenne Frontier Days Denver Post Special, seen here at Sand Creek, CP W005 on the UP Greeley Sub. Today the speci... (more)
BNSF 6236 rolls underneath some intense Summer afternoon storms as it heads West towards Denver.