First run 2007-2008 season was in snowy weather. About 6-inches fell that day as temperature was 11-degrees F. Train ran Denver to Winter Park Ski Resort on UP (ex-Denver & Rio Grande Western RR) ... (more)
The sun is shining brightly, but the evidence of a March blizzard from the day before is still very apparent! A dusting of snow covers everything as the Ski Train heads west toward Winter Park.
Even though April is only three days away, that doesn't stop spring snow storms from unloading snow in Colorado. The last Thursday run of the Ski Train for the season charges west through raging b... (more)
Amtrak 5 running for the mountains. By the way, if you look way down to the right that is my rental car down there. Shows you how much of a hike it is to get here...but worth it.
A rare sight in Colorado these days. An ex Rio Grande GP 40-2 crosses a bridge where a Rio Grande logo still remains.
This UP coal train isn't down from the Rockies just yet as it eases down the Big Ten Curve. It's still 20 miles away from UP's North Yard in Denver.
UP 5907 pulled up to Blue Mountain Road waiting for a recrew
The summer ski train rolls through Rocky siding as it heads back to Denver.
The westbound California Zephyr begins its ascent up the Rockies as it passes a local ranch on Blue Mountain Road.
A loaded coal train heads out of the shadows and into the sun as it heads downgrade toward Denver.
Eastbound coal loads drop down through Coal Creek Canyon approaching Blue Mountain Road crossing.
UP 4951 leads a huge consist down the Moffat at Arvada Colorado as the head to Denver.
The California Zepher climbs the hill at Blue Mountain on the Moffat sub.
The Ansco Ski Train - Summer Edition - blasts out of Tunnel 1 on its way to Winter Park.
The Ski Train makes its way west on the second of eight summer trips west toward Winter Park on 07-07-07. The train has just emerged from Tunnel 1 on the approach to Plain (UP Moffat Tunnel Sub).