In the late 1980s, Rio Grande improved tunnel clearances on the Royal Gorge route over Tennessee Pass so doublestack trains could be operated. On May 24, 1991, a westbound Rio Grande stack train p... (more)
SP 358, a superior workhorse for the terrain, leads a coal train along the Arkansas River at Granite, CO on the now forlorn Tennessee Pass Subdivision, not long before the line succumbed to a fate... (more)
A Southern Pacific SD45T-2R, SD45R and SD40R combo lead a 46 car KCOAT along the Arkansas River west of Princeton on March 29, 1997.
A trio of SP AC4400CWs lead an SGVCC coal empty west along the Arkansas River near Princeton on Sept. 26, 1996.
A westbound Southern Pacific freight follows the Arkansas River at Granite, Colorado, on September 5, 1995. Two brand-new SP GE AC4400CWs, Nos. 340 and 345, power the train along the scenic Arkans... (more)
A SP tunnel motor leads a westbound hotshot upgrade near Granite, CO.
It seemed fitting that one of the last trains I would see operating over Tennessee Pass was led by a Rio Grande Tunnel Motor. If I recall the events of that day correctly, AHNOA (Autos - Herringt... (more)
The units on this train are SP 7509 and 8513; BN 9247; and SP 9400, 6848, and 8350.
Another westbound manifest with a great consist. Get rid of the beater SP SD40 and we would have real winner. I thought I would try my hand at scanning some old Kodachromes.
eastbound SP train on exDRGW Tenn Pass line near Granite, CO