On Christmas Eve '87, Rio Grande's 101 train descends a snowy Soldier Summit just west of Detour.
On a snowy Christmas Eve morning in 1987, Rio Grande train #101 kicks up a little snow at Castilla in Spanish Fork Canyon. Three box car loads of Coors Beer (from Golden, CO) are coupled behind th... (more)
Rio Grande train #177 from Pueblo exits Mud Cut while descending the Mapleton Bench to Springville and points west. I have always liked the look and sound of EMD second generation geeps.
While spending a delightful morning fishing with my dad, grandfather, and brother, a coal train appeared along Scofield Reservoir, bound for the Valley Camp mine. I scrambled from the shore up to ... (more)
DRGW 3105 working the Colorado Springs local.
With one of the F9B units in dock, 3105 substitutes on the westbound RGZ as it passes through Byers Canyon in August 1981.
With the helpers just visible through the trees, 3105, 3004, 3114 and 3011 lift an eastbound freight out of Minturn towards Belden on climb to Tennessee Pass in January 1982.
With a GP40-2 more than adequately replacing a non-available F9B unit, the Zephyr makes easy work negotiating the twists and turns of Byers Canyon in August 1981.
A member of the section gang looks on as eastbound #32 charges through the west switch of Wolcott siding, between Minturn and Dotsero, behind 3105 3004 3114 and 3011 in January 1982.
In a break between snow showers, 3105 3077 3054 2115 and 3125 slow their eastbound freight for the tight curve and 20 mph restriction at the entry to Byers Canyon in January 1982. Nine or so month... (more)
Substituting for one of the F9B units, 3105 pilots 5771 on the westbound RGZ through Byers Canyon in August 1981.
Eastbound #32 begins its attack on the climb to Tennessee Pass behind 3105 3004 3114 and 3011, with another six GPs as mid-train helpers, just out of Minturn in January 1982.
Smudging the pristine landscape with heavy exhaust, 3105 3077 3054 3115 and 3125 open up the fuel racks as it powers out of Hot Sulphur Springs on a Denver-bound freight at in January 1982.
With the locomotive heat haze contrasting with the frigid surroundings, 3105 3004 3114 and 3011 round the curve at Edwards with #32 eastbound freight.
3105 3004 3114 3011 is in 8th notch through Eagle with #32 eastbound freight on a snowy January day in 1982, on the Tennessee Pass route to Pueblo.