After rounding the base of Blue Mountain the California Zephyr enters the horseshoe curve in Coal Creek Canyon and will soon run up to Tunnel 1 at Plainview, Colorado.
The California Zephyr runs through Eisele, Colorado (also known as Clay) which is at the base of Blue Mountain.
Just east of Rocky, in Barbara's Gulch, the first westbound Zephyr to leave Denver on a Wednesday morning in almost eight months approaches a Clear (green) signal at the east end of Rocky. A lone ... (more)
The California Zephyr #5 kicks up the snow as it passes through Pinecliffe, Colorado.
It is good to see the 'normal' California Zephyr configuration making the runs again. Here is the #5 train, complete with baggage car, exiting Tunnel 1 and running through a valley leading to the... (more)
After running through Little Ten Curve the California Zephyr rounds the base of Big Ten Curve which will elevate the train to the track seen in the background.
The California Zephyr back into Denver's Union Station between the myriad of catenary wires and posts that support the electrified RTD commuter and light rail train systems.
An orange Colorado Sunrise catches the California Zephyr as it heads towards Keenesburg, Colorado.
The California Zephyr runs through the valley at Rollinsville, Colorado as it heads towards the Moffat Tunnel.
A Gross Dam Fine Snow
Crescent on a glorious snowy morning in October one of my favorite subjects in life. Amtrak makes it’s dependable appearance just after 900. Gross r... (more)
Hustling through Leyden at track speed on the back of a HP cell situated over the west suburbs of Denver, Colorado, Amtrak’s California Zephyr reflects on... (more)
After leaving Denver in the morning, the California Zephyr #5 runs along the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and will soon pass through 29 tunnels.
The California Zephyr was about an hour late this morning, making possible this Easter sunrise shot as the train approached Roggen, Colorado on its way to Denver.
The California Zephyr runs through Tolland, Colorado at the height of the changing of the aspen to a golden color throughout the valley.
The #5 California Zephyr has a hard time of it today. After it left Denver Union Station it was stopped for 3 hours in Arvada, Colorado while track crews fixed a faulty switch. It then encounter... (more)