On June 23, 2001, a summer edition of the Rio Grande Ski Train climbs the two-percent grade in the “Tunnel District” between Tunnels 16 and 17 in South Draw east of Crescent, Colorado. The train i... (more)
Rio Grande SD40T-2 5363 eastbound near Crescent, Colorado with the Gross Dam Reservoir in the distance.
Westbound Union Pacific light engines crosses the fill outside Tunnel 16 east of Crescent, Colorado, on the afternoon of September 17, 2019.
Clinging to the flanks of Eldorado Mountain and turning thru the 10 degree curve inside Tunnel 16... This westbound Union Pacific manifest heavy in frack sand blasts out of #16 as it continues int... (more)
EMD locomotives from Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific lead a westbound BNSF unit oil train over the fill exiting Tunnel 16 in South Draw east of Crescent, Colorado, on April 24, 2019.
Bella takes a break from hiking to watch a Denver bound BNSF manifest easing down the 2% grade in the heart of the D&RGW Tunnel District east of Crescent,CO. The three GE's leading the train are a... (more)
The day after a big Front Range snowstorm, Amtrak’s California Zephyr works westbound through Crescent, Colorado, on March 20, 1998. Two new bi-level cars for San Diego Coaster service are deadhea... (more)
Amtrak’s eastbound California Zephyr drops downgrade drops downgrade east of Crescent, Colorado, on August 28, 2019. The train is passing through Tunnel No. 15 and is about to enter Tunnel No. 14 ... (more)
After pushing a westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight west out of Denver to the top of the grade in the Moffat Tunnel during a late winter snowstorm, a helper set of two BN GE C30-7s drif... (more)
On September 17, 2019, a westbound BNSF manifest freight arcs over the curved fill exiting Tunnel 16 east of Crescent, Colorado, on Union Pacific’s Moffat Tunnel Subdivision. The 698-foot tunnel i... (more)
In the early morning hours, BNSF 5604 leads an eastbound Provo, UT to McCook, NE manifest through the curve at Crescent, CO on August 14th, 2019.
DRGW 5344 eastbound at Crescent, CO, Oct 3, 1982.
An eastbound Union Pacific coal train drops downgrade through South Draw at Crescent, Colorado, on August 28, 2019. The head end locomotives led by GE ES44AC No. 5325 is between Tunnel Nos. 15 and... (more)
Part III Sand Train. The work of getting a tonnage train over the mountains can be a challenge in the best of conditions, when things are not working rite it becomes far worse. This westb... (more)
DRGW 5411 leads an eastbound coal load at Crescent, CO, on Oct 3, 1982.