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Mountain Railroading in the Rockies
The drama, power, majestic mountains, steel rails and iron will of lugging tonnage over the Rockies...
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Photo ID: 495347

SP166 leads the charge at Stillwater. The grade here abruptly changes from a knuckle breaking 3% too a 'level' 1%. 39,600 H.P. are needed to lift 13,000+ tons over the Continental Divide at Tenne... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Pando, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP166
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1996


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 27, 2014

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Photo ID: 495322

Twilight for No. 5371
The final Rio Grande locomotive (road number and paint) on the Union Pacific slumbers under the yard lights at Helper, Utah, in the twilight of November 5, 2007.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Helper, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5371
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: November 05, 2007


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 26, 2014

Views: 3,845
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Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 495317

Bonneville Transloaders, Inc. EMD SW1500 No. 1 pulls a small train west of Bonneville, Wyoming, on October 2, 1997. This trackage connects BNSF Casper Subdivision trackage at milepost 304 at Bonne... (more)

Railroad: Bonneville Transloaders, Inc.
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Bonneville, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: BTI 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 02, 1997


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 26, 2014

Views: 2,766
Comments: 2

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 495260

CN 8963 crosses Prairie Creek trestle leading an eastbound lumber train into Hinton, AB. The train has just left the Jasper National Park area and will continue to Edmonton.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Hinton, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 8963
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 08, 2014


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Aug 26, 2014

Views: 3,566
Comments: 2

Favorited: 31

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Photo ID: 495252

Heat escapes from the dynamic grids at a rapid pace as two GE's hold back a heavy detoured stack train down the stiff grade into Helena at sunset. While splitting the NP searchlights at the contro... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Tobin, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4505
Train ID: S TCELPC1 17A
Photo Date: May 21, 2014


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Aug 26, 2014

Views: 2,300
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Photo ID: 495251

An eastbound Southern Pacific coal train twists along the Arkansas River at Hecla Junction, Colorado, over the famed Tennessee Pass Route on September 4, 1995. At the time, SP’s GE AC4400CWs were ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Hecla Junction, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 337
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 04, 1995


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 26, 2014

Views: 3,191
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Photo ID: 495211

SP186, and two other motors crawl towards the Continental Divide. The train is twisting thru severe curvature and the sound of steel on steel is deafening..... It is this rail-fans perspective tha... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Red Cliff, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP186
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1996


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 26, 2014

Views: 4,051
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Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 495092

The engineer of the BNSF 7634 West keeps the hammer down West of Big Timber on MRL's 2nd Subdivision with a detouring stack train in tow. Intermodal can be found on the MRL at times, typically due... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Big Timber, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7634
Train ID: S LPCTAC1 15D
Photo Date: May 19, 2014


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Aug 25, 2014

Views: 2,888
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Photo ID: 495081

Along the scenic Colorado River, Union Pacific’s westbound MNYRO freight approaches Yarmony, Colorado, on August, 3, 2014.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Yarmony, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8745
Train ID: UP MNYRO
Photo Date: August 03, 2014


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 25, 2014

Views: 2,920
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Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 495078

Crossing the Colorado River and passing through colorful Red Canyon between Dell and Range, Colorado, on the Dotsero Cutoff is Union Pacific’s MNYRO freight on August, 3, 2014.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Range, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8745
Train ID: UP MNYRO
Photo Date: August 03, 2014


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 25, 2014

Views: 2,155
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Favorited: 9


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Photo ID: 495072

Stainless steel smile
Amtrak No. 5, the westbound California Zephyr, curves into a smile as seen from high above Tunnel 40 in Little Gore Canyon west of Azure, Colorado, on August 21, 2... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Azure, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 179
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: August 21, 2014


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 25, 2014

Views: 3,474
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 495071

A BNSF manifest freight thunders eastbound over a snow-covered Bridge 57 west of Trout Creek, Montana, on February 7, 2014.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Trout Creek, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5690
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 07, 2014


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 25, 2014

Views: 2,189
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 495068

Four tunnel motors haul a grain train through Little 10 Curve all the while climbing the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies en-route to Fresno, CA. Scanned from a Kodachrome slide.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5342
Train ID: Grain
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Aug 25, 2014

Views: 3,996
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Photo ID: 495017

Northern Pacific F units on the local perform switching at Whitehall, Mont. on April 10, 1970.

Railroad: Northern Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Whitehall, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: NP 6005A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 10, 1970


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Aug 24, 2014

Views: 8,972
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Photo ID: 494999

On the west slope of Sherman Hill, a westbound UP freight emerges from the south bore of the Hermosa Tunnels. This train took the Harriman Cut-off (Track 3), so its power is still pulling at this ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Hermosa, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3694
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1988


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Aug 24, 2014

Views: 2,715
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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