For a year-and-a-half after Union Pacific closed Colorado’s Tennessee Pass as a through route on August 23, 1997, it still operated a one-a-week local from Pueblo to Malta, near Leadville. On Apri... (more)
A westbound Southern Pacific freight follows the Arkansas River just west of Cotopaxi, Colorado, on Rio Grande’s original mainline route through the Royal Gorge and over Tennessee Pass on Septembe... (more)
An eastbound Rio Grande freight curves along the Arkansas River west of Cotopaxi, Colorado, in April 1984. Two EMD SD40T-2s power the train that crossed Tennessee Pass earlier that morning.
After shooting westbound Rio Grande train 197 in cloudy light at Cotopaxi, Colorado, we chased it to the vicinity of Salida,... (more)
With four Missouri Pacific SD40-2’s following a Rio Grande tunnel motor, westbound Rio Grande coal train 788 negotiates the small canyon near Cotopaxi, Colorado. The 100 car train was loaded at Ca... (more)
Rio Grande train 179, the Ford Fast Freight, hugs the bank of the Arkansas River as it winds through Cotopaxi, Colorado. My friends opted for a rock outcropping over the river just west of ... (more)
Eastbound along the Arkansas River during the last year of operation. The last train over Tennessee Pass would run three months later.
A Rio Grande DEGX coal train heads eastbound along the Arkansas River at Cotopaxi, Colorado, on April 23, 1984. Tunnel Motor (SD40T-2) No. 5362 leads Missouri Pacific SD40-2s Nos. 6021 and 6003 on... (more)
D&RGW Train #2, the "Royal Gorge," led by F-7 5574 near Cotopaxi has been reduced to two cars on it's daily run back to Denver from Salida, Colo. on March 12, 1967. The continental divide domin... (more)
Eastbound #148 freight heading to Pueblo behind 5379 3041 5322 shatters the tranquility of the lone fisherman in the Arkansas river near Cotopaxi on a pristine September day in 1981.
A trio of AC4400CW's #131/177/201 lead a westbound taconite train upgrade along the Arkansas River.