Amtrak 89 heads down the South End Sub on a hot afternoon.
Amtrak engine #170 (P42DC) kicks up the snow as it runs the California Zephyr through Rocky, Colorado.
The blue wave pattern of the Amtrak P42DC looks great in the bright sun and the fresh snow. Here the California Zephyr splits the signals at West Tonville as it heads to Denver on the Brush Sub.
The California Zephyr rounds the corner at Pinecliffe, Colorado as it heads higher into the Colorado Rocky Mountains on the Moffat Tunnel Sub.
With snowstorm clouds brewing to the north, the California Zephyr runs through Coal Creek Canyon and climbs up to Tunnel #1 at Plainview, Colorado.
The California Zephyr has busted through a snow drift at Big Ten Curve and now gets ready to enter Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado after rounding Blue Mountain.
Half way between Crescent, Colorado and the Moffat Tunnel Portal is Pinecliffe, offering a tunnel (29) and a great view of South Boulder Creek.
After leaving Denver the California Zephyr runs around Blue Mountain on its way of the Moffat Tunnel Sub.
The California Zephyr runs through the Keenesburg Cut as it heads towards Hudson, Colorado on the Brush Sub. It will arrive in Denver nearly 5 hours late after experiencing storm-related delays l... (more)
The California Zephyr rounds the corner at Pinecliffe, Colorado as it climbs higher into the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Sub-Zero temperatures have made it challenging for the California Zephyr to stay on time, due to slow traffic and broken rails.
The California Zephyr runs past a number of signals that are between Roggen and Keenesburg, Colorado.
The California Zephyr whips up the snow as it heads towards Keenesburg, Colorado on the Brush Sub.
Brutal temperatures of -22 degrees Fahrenheit made chasing the Zephyr a challenge, but the P42's really stood out against the white snow.
The polar vortex had temperatures in Roggen, Colorado at -22 with wind chill of -57. Freezing switches, clogged freight traffic and broken rails had the California Zephyr many hours late as it ra... (more)