In the warm light of a Front Range sunrise, a UP coal empty is draped around the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon west of Denver. The lead locomotive, clad in a special Operation Life Saver paint scheme... (more)
The sun rises directly over the Denver skyline, just a blip on the horizon from this vantage point about 16 miles away. Below, a coal train is stretched out over Big Ten Curve as it begins the cli... (more)
Leaving the flatlands of eastern Colorado and the Denver skyline quickly behind, an empty UP coal train storms uphill back toward the mines deep in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Though not ea... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific coal train leaves Rocky and is about to enter Big 10 Curve. Up front are seven AC4400CWs, led by former C&NW 8828, now UP No. 6730.
The head end of a westbound Union Pacific coal train is at the east switch of Clay, while the rear of the train still trails below on the 2 percent grade. I’m encircled by the train in the middle ... (more)
A Union Pacific grain shuttle descends the Evanston Sub a mile or two west of Weber Canyon at Uintah.
A fairly neat patch job is on this nee-C&NW unit leading SB coal. BNSF and UP abounded.
The new Reno Trench offers good photo-shooting opportunities, and its nice to see an ex-CNW and ex-SP configuration. Shame the CNW unit has its UP number.