Before climbing the steep grade to the Moffat Line Tunnel #1, the new Siemens Chargers lead the California Zephyr in the snow through the tight horseshoe turn at the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon. ... (more)
Running the new Siemens SC-44 Chargers on the point of the California Zephyr through the Colorado Rocky Mountains provided a good test for high altitude running in sub-freezing temperatures and sn... (more)
A ghostly BNSF 6948 (ES44C4) leads a freight through sub-freezing temps and dense fog as it runs on the Moffat Line at Coal Creek Canyon.
AMTK 14 creeps through Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado in super dense fog and frigid temperatures.
Amtrak 175 leads the Colorado Ski Train over Coal Creek Canyon Road and will soon make the climb up to Tunnel #1 as it heads towards the Winter Park Ski Resort.
AMTK 175 (P42DC) leads the morning Colorado Ski Train up the steep grade towards Tunnel 1. The train will navigate the colorfully wrapped passenger cars through 30 more tunnels as it makes its wa... (more)
A BNSF frac sand train navigates through the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon gaining elevation up the 2% grade towards tunnel #1.
The smell of hot brake shoes is strong as 92 car loads of oil descend down two percent grade of Coal Creek Canyon along UP's Moffat Tunnel Route. The six locomotives (3x3) fight against gravity to... (more)
The California Zephyr led by AMTK 10 (P42DC) makes the turn in Coal Creek Canyon and begins the climb up to Tunnel #1.
The California Zephyr climbs the grade to Tunnel #1 on the Moffat Line at Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado. AMTK 10 (P42DC) leads the way, and I give props to the conductor for a sense of humor.
Heavy snow is falling along the Colorado Front Range as the California Zephyr heads towards Tunnel #1 on the Moffat Tunnel Sub.
Amtrak sent a dual heritage consist to lead the Zephyr from Chicago to Emeryville, California.
Amtrak heritage 184 makes like an Alco as it heads up the steep grade to tunnel number one on the Moffat Line.
The roar of GE locomotives echoes through the Rocky Mountains as UP 5931 leads a West Elk Mine coal empty up the grade towards Tunnel One in Coal Creek Canyon, CO on August 13th, 2019.
AMTK 130 Leads the California Zephyr through the 180 degree horseshoe curve in Coal Creek Canyon west of Denver.