We didn’t know it at the time, but on the very last weekend of Denver’s Rio Grande Ski Train, the westbound passenger train full of excited skiers ascends the Colorado Rockies at Crescent on March... (more)
The calendar may say winter is over, but on March 27, 2009, a westbound Union Pacific coal empty climbs through Crescent, Colorado, on a very sunny but snowy early spring day.
A BNSF freight is eastbound at Crescent, Colorado, on May 10, 2007. The imposing Continental Divide provides a snow-covered background on this nice spring day.
With a former C&NW AC4400CW in the lead, a Union Pacific coal train drops down the 2% grade out of Tunnel 15 and is about to enter Tunnel 14, near Crescent, Colorado, on March 30, 2002. The rear o... (more)
After a heavy snowstorm blanketed the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with snow, an eastbound Union Pacific coal train enters Crescent siding on the morning of December 22, 2006. The Continenta... (more)
Spring is a couple days off, but the snow is wet and sticking to the trees like it is already spring. Four Southern Pacific AC4400CWs haul an empty coal train through the snow-covered trees at Cre... (more)
June of 1996, there was no place better to see new SP power at work. The fleet of new AC4400s was almost exclusively assigned to Colorado and Utah service. A storm rages over the Plains as SP204 ... (more)
An eastbound DRGW freight behind three FTs and a GP is seen here meeting the westbound Yampa Valley at Crescent Siding about halfway between Denver and the Moffat Tunnel. (Editorial ... (more)
90. The Gross Dam in the background is responsible for holding water that has flowed under the continental divide via the Moffat Tunnel. The dam is 340 feet high and holds water used for recreatio... (more)
This photo was taken from the Moonlight Dome on the rear of Amtrak #5 as we were heading back to Salt Lake City from Denver.
BNSF's Provo to Denver train is seen descending Union Pacific's Moffat Line at Crescent. With Dynamics howling the train is running through the former DRGW Tunnel District and will soon complete i... (more)
Amtrak's California Zephyr heads west at Crescent on the former Rio Grande - through the Rockies, not around them!
A hard-charging westbound coal empty, exiting Tunnel 18, enters a winter wonderland.
Eastbound coal loads creep around the curve at Crescent and continue down the grade on a beautiful Colorado morning.
Eastbound coal train in a 3x3x1 setup works downhill on the Front Range towards Denver, CO. Seen here exiting out of Tunnel #22 and about to enter Tunnel #21 couple miles west of Crescent.