Denver Rock Island Railroad's 553 (ex Coors Brewing Company SW8) pulls a cut of oil cans across the BNSF track adjacent to Packinghouse Road in downtown Denver.
You have to salute the Denver Rock Island Railroad for extending the operational life of the units they own. Were it not for them using their versatile fleet of SW1500, SW10, NW2 and SW8 engines ... (more)
The Denver Rock Island Railroad's 553 (SW8) runs a cut of gondolas along Packinghouse Road in Denver.
If you want to see some great small line railroading you need to visit the Denver Rock Island Railroad's operations in north Denver. On a given day they can typically be found operating their SW8... (more)
Denver Rock Island's SW8 #553 runs over some well-used rails along Packinghouse Road in north Denver.
Shuffling hoppers is today's assignment for the Denver Rock Island crew and their SW8.
Here is a good profile shot of DRIR 553 (SW8). I can find little information as to the history of this engine. If anybody knows its history please send in a comment.
DRIR 553 (SW8) has just dropped off a cut of condolas onto a siding in an industrial area in north Denver and is ready to move on to another client.
Under forest fire-hazed skies, the Denver Rock Island Railroad runs 553 (new to the data base) along Packinghouse Road in north Denver. The confines are pretty narrow as the track runs directly ad... (more)