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.
DODX flats loaded with Stryker combat vehicles crosses the fill between Tunnel Nos. 14 and 15 as a westbound Union Pacific military train climbs through the Tunnel District just east of Crescent, ... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific military train climbs through the Tunnel District just east of Crescent, Colorado, on the afternoon of June 16, 2017. The long train of military equipment from Fort Carso... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific military train climbs through the Tunnel District at South Draw just east of Crescent, Colorado, on the afternoon of June 16, 2017. The long train of military equipment f... (more)
This area is known as South Draw deep in Tunnel District of Rio Grande's Moffat Road. The natural horseshoe of South Draw is used by the railroad to gain elevation on the climb to the Continental... (more)
Amtrak #5 'The California Zephyr' is seen making its way through the Rockies near Crescent,CO. Gross Dam and Reservoir are seen in the background. Interestingly the reservoir receives water from t... (more)
Amtrak’s eastbound California Zephyr quietly crosses the large earthen fill leading down to Tunnel 16 at South Draw as the silvery passenger train catches some sunlight playing tag with clouds whi... (more)
The continental divide can be seen in the background as Union Pacific ES44AH No. 8159 leads the Grand Jct-North Yard manifest through Crescent, Colorado, on January 19, 2019.
Union Pacific’s local freight to Phippsburg is at Crescent to meet a coal load going by on the main on a snowy day in Colorado on April 12, 2001. The crew is on the ground to inspect the passing t... (more)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s Denver to Stockton manifest freight pops out of Tunnel 18 just east of Crescent, Colorado, on the afternoon of May 23, 2001.
At sunset, Union Pacific AC4400CW No. 6450 leads the Roper Yard-Denver manifest train east around the curve at Crescent, Colorado, on September 29, 2018.
Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 No. 5345 leads a westbound Union Pacific manifest freight through Crescent, Colorado, on April 14, 2001.
Chicago & North Western GE AC4400CW No. 8825 leads a westbound coal empty upgrade through Crescent, Colorado, late in the afternoon of January 21, 2003.
On the morning of June 23, 2001, a summer edition of the Rio Grande Ski Train climbs the two-percent grade in “South Draw” between Tunnels 16 and 17 east of Crescent, Colorado.