Climbing toward Tennessee Pass Westbound Southern Pacific KCOAF passes Crystal Lakes between Kobe and Malta, Colorado, on the morning of August 2, 1996. Led by EMD SD40M-2 No. 8650 and two tired SD45T-2s, SP No. 986 and SSW No. 9264, this train is climbing toward 10,221-foot elevation of Tennessee Pass. The tallest peak in Colorado—14,433-foot Mount Elbert— dominates the background.
Photos by some of the best railroad still photographers in North America. These photographers must have a significant impact on the art form and have been shooting (or shot in the past) for at least 10 years.