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Amtrak in Colorado
Two Amtrak routes serve the Centennial State. The California Zephyr's route through Moffat Tunnel and along the Colorado River goes from one end of the state to the other. The Southwest Chief cuts across the southeast corner.
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Photo ID: 711698

The day after a big Front Range snowstorm, Amtrak’s California Zephyr works westbound through Crescent, Colorado, on March 20, 1998. Two new bi-level cars for San Diego Coaster service are deadhea... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Crescent, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 35
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: March 20, 1998


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Oct 02, 2019

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Photo ID: 711361

The California Zephyr climbs the grade at Rollinsville, Colorado as it heads to the Moffat Tunnel east portal.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Rollinsville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 48
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 28, 2019


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Sep 29, 2019

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Photo ID: 710471

Amtrak's #5 banks into the tight 10 degree curve at Pinecliffe, CO following South Boulder Creek. Its head end is exiting Tunnel 29 while the tail end passes through the day-lighted Tunnel 28.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Pinecliffe, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 161
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: May 25, 2019


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By: Trevor Franklin

Added: Sep 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 709775

Amtrak's eastbound California Zephyr snakes along the Colorado River through Yarmony in Eagle County, CO as the sun pokes through the afternoon's rolling clouds.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Yarmony, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 136
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: May 29, 2019


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By: Trevor Franklin

Added: Sep 13, 2019

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Photo ID: 709072

Rio Grande EMD GP40 No. 3079 leads Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr at the station stop at Grand Junction, Colorado, on February 25, 1988. Because of the large length of the Zephyr in this era... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3079
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: February 25, 1988


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Sep 05, 2019

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Photo ID: 708880

The morning California Zephyr heads up the Moffat line towards tunnel 3 as it begins its journey through the Colorado Rockies.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 134
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 02, 2019


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Sep 04, 2019

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Photo ID: 706411

The blisters on the nose of Amtrak 14 indicate its age as the California Zephyr highballs past a farm near Brighton, Colorado.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Brighton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 14
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 05, 2019


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Aug 10, 2019

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Photo ID: 706009

Storm clouds chase AMTK 156 (P42DC) which is leading the California Zephyr up to Tunnel #1 on the Moffat Line.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 156
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 05, 2019


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Aug 06, 2019

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Photo ID: 701682

Having been on the foreground track about 60 seconds ago, the elevation gain is clear as Amtrak’s version the Ski Train with its unique pink LYFT sponsored wraps climbs towards Tunnel #1.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 135
Train ID: Winter Park Express
Photo Date: March 03, 2018


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By: Mike Harriman

Added: Jun 29, 2019

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Photo ID: 701634

Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief ducks under the Santa Fe-era searchlight cantilever at Gallinas, on the downwards decent of the famous Raton Pass.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Starkville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 182
Train ID: AMTK 4
Photo Date: June 19, 2019


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By: Jake Maiello

Added: Jun 29, 2019

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Photo ID: 701356

The day after Christmas, the westbound California Zephyr is a few hundred feet higher than Denver and making its way through the lightly falling snow and fog that had covered the flatirons this mo... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 188
Train ID: #5
Photo Date: December 26, 2017


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By: Mike Harriman

Added: Jun 26, 2019

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Photo ID: 701009

After meeting an eastbound BNSF mixed freight at Leyden Siding, the westbound California Zephyr passes the area know as Barbara’s Gulch or Chemical for the spur that was rail served.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Leyden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 193
Train ID: #5
Photo Date: December 18, 2018


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By: Mike Harriman

Added: Jun 23, 2019

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Photo ID: 700882

The California Zephyr passes through the foothills and evergreens of Plainview, Colorado.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 133
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 07, 2019


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Jun 22, 2019

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Photo ID: 700837

The eastbound California Zephyr is rounding the final curve in Ruby Canyon, and in a few moments will duck through the short Ruby Tunnel.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Mack, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 9
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: August 25, 2017


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By: Mike Harriman

Added: Jun 22, 2019

Views: 765
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Photo ID: 700372

The Southwest Chief passes Wootton Ranch as it climbs Raton Pass

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Wootton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 48
Train ID: AMTK 3
Photo Date: October 06, 2018


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By: Kyle Yunker

Added: Jun 17, 2019

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