A LORAM rail grinding train waits on a Union Pacific siding at Plainview, Colorado.
A winter wonderland was on display as the California Zephyr ran through Plainview, Colorado on its way to the Moffat Tunnel.
A spring storm has coated the Colorado Front Range with a fresh layer of snow, no doubt delighting the passengers and crew on the California Zephyr that timed their trip just right for the winter ... (more)
After leaving Denver in the morning, the California Zephyr #5 runs along the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and will soon pass through 29 tunnels.
The #5 California Zephyr out of Denver had extra cars today (total of 10) compared to the scaled back COVID consists, although it was still missing the baggage car. Here we see it exiting Tunnel ... (more)
The 10 inches of fresh snow that fell during the night has coated the trees and rails as UP 8093 (AC45CCTE) leads a freight between tunnels 1 and 2 at Plainview, Colorado.
The California Zephyr races the snow clouds as it passes through Plainview on its way into the Colorado Rocky Mountains
When the word went out that the California Zephyr was being led by Amtrak #42 in the special Veterans paint scheme, it was decided to head into the mountains to get a tunnel shot. On the day it ar... (more)
Amtrak 83 leads the California Zephyr through Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado and towards Tunnel #1 at Plainview. Sharp eyed foamers will note the private car on the end, which happens to be The Patr... (more)
Warbonnet BNSF 4705 (Dash9) emerges from Tunnel 1 on the Moffat Sub and will drop into Coal Creek Canyon.
With about 15 minutes before the sun crests the horizon UP 5797 (AC4400CW-CTE) exits Tunnel #1 at Plainview and drops down into Coal Creek Canyon.
Amtrak 193 leads the California Zephyr #5 through a cut leading to Tunnel 1 at Plainview, Colorado.
The climb up to Tunnel #1 provides the California Zephry crew and passengers a clear view of Coal Creek Canyon and Blue Mountain. The Zephyr will pass through 28 tunnels, including the nearly 6 m... (more)
Amtrak 83 leads the California Zephyr's #5 train around the corner, leaving Coal Creek Canyon behind and climbing up to Tunnel #1 at Plainview.
AMTK 193 (P42DC) leads the #5 California Zephyr around a curve at Plainview, Colorado.