Loaded with coal bound for Public Service of Colorado’s Cherokee plant in Denver, Rio Grande Train 702 approaches Oak Creek, Colorado.
Rio Grande empty train 701 parallels the Oak Creek east of Oak Creek, Colorado.
With the Edna mine in the background, Denver & Rio Grande Western Train 701 works through Oak Creek, Colorado.
Rio Grande Train 701 passes the Edna mine near Oak Creek, Colorado. After the train is loaded at Energy mine, the four tunnel motors will earn their keep pulling tonnage through dozens of tunnels ... (more)
Having started its journey at Phippsburg, Colorado, Rio Grande Train 701 passes through the scenic valley near Oak Creek. The three SD50’s are bound for the Energy Mine with a train of PSCX hopper... (more)
A trio of nine-month-old SD50’s leads Rio Grande Train 701 west through Oak Creek, Colorado.
With the snow continuing to build and crews unable to carry out the mandatory FRA inspection, Union Pacific chose to run a spreader train over the Craig Branch between Phippsburg and Steamboat Spr... (more)
A brilliant summer morning finds the Craig local winding up Oak Creek Canyon as it begins its trek to the lonely outpost of Craig, CO. Back in 2011 I had a keen interest in the former Rio Grande c... (more)
The Phippsburg Local left Phippsburg with a combination of empty open and covered hoppers. After setting off 22 open hoppers at Edna Mine near Oak Creek, the crew continued west (north) to place t... (more)