D&RGW 5371 has the Eastbound GJNSM in tow as it crosses the Arkansas River between Parkdale and Kobe on the now railbanked Tennessee Pass line in Colorado.
Still a thrill to see any portion of Tennessee Pass alive...
9679 leads a train near Parkdale on the Royal Gorge Route.
With an empty hopper train out of the way, the Royal Gorge train makes its way back to the Climate Capital of Colorado, but first will pass underneath the world's tallest suspension bridge.
After waiting for a northbound empty coal hopper to pass, the Royal Gorge train makes its way back to Canon City in the always beautiful Colorado landscape.
The last leg of the trip from Canon City along the Arkansas River. Apart from the empty coal train stored west of Parkdale, the rest of Tennessee Pass is dormant.
Coming out of the Royal Gorge at Parkdale, the train passes some of the dozens of rafts heading into the canyon. The locomotive was once owned by the CNW and sold by the UP to the CCRG.
Front & rear (CRRX 2238) power can be seen here in the S-curve along the Arkansas River.
Rafters in the Arkansas River take a break to watch the Royal Gorge train rumble by.
Taken from the Cab of Royal Gorge Railroad SD9 #5335, the "return trip" end of the train is in view alongside the Arkansas River.
Taken from the Cab of Royal Gorge Railroad F7 #403, the Royal Gorge train prepares to return to Canyon City through the Gorge.
Taken from the Cab of Royal Gorge Railroad F7 #403, here is an old Whitcomb 30T, of ex St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern vintage.
Rock & Rail GP30 #301 (ex D&RGW?) sits at the rock quarry near Parkdale.