Climbing through a snowy Crescent, Colorado, on March 19, 1998, is Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr.
All three of BN’s executive units (BN-3 was an E unit) were on BN’s company ski train on the D&RGW headed for Winter Park, Colo. at Crescent on Jan. 14, 1993. Gross Dam in the background contain... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific coal empty, led by a Southern Pacific GE AC4400CW, approaches Tunnel 17 east of Crescent, Colorado, on August 5, 2006. On the left, the middle part of the coal train is b... (more)
Even though the date says it’s spring, its still looks like winter at Crescent, Colorado, as a Union Pacific coal empty curves westbound through the fresh snow on March 27, 2009.
A tradition that lasted 73 years out of Denver, Rio Grande’s ski train behind two GP40-2s very quietly slips through Crescent, Colo. on its way home with exuberant but tired skiers on March 20, 19... (more)
It was a dusty and dirty job for D&RGW laborers dumping and spreading rock ballast at Tunnel 17 near Crescent, Colo. on June 4, 1984.
After the Rio Grande ultimately joined Amtrak in 1983, its three famous F units served the winter of 1984 on the Ski Train. Afterwards, they spent their final days in ballast
work train service ... (more)
Railfanning can be a solitary, misunderstood, and frustrating hobby. It can also be extremely rewarding with good companionship, wonderful scenery, and great photographic rewards. Those days that ... (more)
New Union Pacific EMD SD70M No. 4271 leads three Rio Grande SD40T-2s as power on UP MDVRO west arcing into the setting sun of January 6, 2001, at Crescent, Colorado.
The calendar says spring, but the weather says winter at Crescent, Colorado, on April 23, 1999. Amtrak No. 5, the California Zephyr, climbs the Front Range of the Rockies through a snowy wonderlan... (more)
With a rainbow barely visible on the left hand side of the picture, BNSF 759 still in Warbonnet paint leads a CSXT GE and an ex Soo Line SD60 Westbound.
A late season snowfall blankets Crescent, Colorado, as a westbound BNSF manifest freight travels westbound on Union Pacific’s Moffat Tunnel Subdivision during the morning of March 10, 2013.
Bright sunshine, a stunning blue sky, and several inches of fresh snow cover the pine forests along the Moffat Route near Crescent. Even absent a train, the quiet scene illustrates the beauty of R... (more)
An east bound coal load for the Tennessee Valley Authority in Paducah, KY (CWETS 26) enters Tunnel 20 and will soon exit the tunnel and enter Tunnel 19 just west of Crescent.
A westbound empty coal train from Paducah, KY is seen just west of Crescent, CO as they are about to enter Tunnel #19 in the tunnel district. Gross Reservoir is just to the left out of the frame.