A beautiful backdrop is found nearly everywhere along Union Pacific's Moffat Tunnel and Glenwood Springs Subdivision's and McCoy is a good one for sure. The Provo to Denver BNSF freight heads east... (more)
Rio Grande Train 87 is making track speed as it crosses the Colorado River at McCoy, Colorado. This is the easternmost section of the Dotsero Cutoff.
Following the Colorado River is UP freight MNYRO as it rounds the big sweeping curve at McCoy on the Dotsero Cutoff.
A lone DPU brings up the rear of a loaded EB coal train as it rounds the big curve in McCoy just west of Bond, Colorado on a sunny afternoon. The mid-train DPU's can also be seen in the photo in t... (more)
A Denver to Salt Lake manifest rumbles along the Colorado River
A SP CSUX coal empty climbs through the double loops at Crater, Colorado. Common on SP’s newly operating DPU-equipped trains at the time, a lone No. 298 is on the head end, while the mid-train DPU... (more)
A Union Pacific coal empty casts a long shadow behind the setting sun in this late autumn scene.
In a photo taken in 2007, an empty coal train passes by the remnants of a small derailment on the S-curved Crater Loops. Sources tell me that this was caused by a "stringlining" of the train whe... (more)
An empty on the Craig Branch goes through the Crater Loops and passes the remains of an 8-car derailment that happened a few days earlier.
A BNSF trackage rights train follows the shores of the Colorado River as it makes its way west.
An empty coal train slowly charges up the grade on the Crater Loops, with a 3-unit helper consist pushing in the middle.
UP 7102 about to enter Tunnel 48 in Rock Creek Canyon. Amazing bit of railroad engineering along this line!
The rear DPU pushes a loaded coal train eastward as a stunning sunset highlights the beautiul red rock. The mid set DPU units are visible around the long curve. Thanks HBP!
West of McCoy