It looks like the California Zephyr is heading to the moon, which is what the passengers must feel like when the Zephyr climbs towards Tunnel #1 after running through Coal Creek Canyon.
Amtrak 156 chugs down its final feet of CSX rails, as it prepares to turn out into Amtrak's 1st Street Tunnel (the southern entrance to Union Station) on it's a journey to New York. Snowstorms all... (more)
The California Zephyr leaves Denver and heads to the Rocky Mountains and San Francisco. There are so many catenary structures up now in this area that it is no longer possible to get a shot from ... (more)
The morning California Zephyr splits the RTD catenaries as it leaves Denver's Union Station.
P077 passes the icy James River and Kanawha Canal.
Down five plus hours and counting leaving Los Angeles, No. 14 The Coast Starlight usually passes Ventura around noon. Today it rolls past the kite surfing beach in Emma Wood State Park and into th... (more)
What better way to kick off the New Year than with some semaphores. Having withstood yet another year, featured here are two of many remaining operational semaphore signals in the area. The first ... (more)
My previous visit to Marias Pass five years ago did not include a shot here, so I made it a point to add my name to the long list of railfans with a picture of the eastbound Empire Builder on the ... (more)
On a spectacular late summer day, the eastbound Empire Builder is nearly to the summit of Marias Pass. Without John F Stevens' discovery of this legendary crossing of the divide, the privately fi... (more)
AMTK 206 leads the California Zephyr out of Denver's Union Station and heads towards the Moffat Tunnel and then onto Chicago. With all the commuter rail catenaries, Denver is starting to look mor... (more)
Amtraks southbound Southwest Chief winds through the fire charred forest of northern New Mexico shortly before making its final station stop before hitting the open plains, Raton, New Mexico.
AMTK 206 backs the California Zephyr into Denver's Union Station, passing under a myriad of catenary structures that feed power to the commuter trains that run between the train station and Denver... (more)
Amtrak 206 leads the California Zephyr out of Denver Union Station and heads toward the Moffat Tunnel and the Rocky Mountains.
The California Zephyr is nearing the end of its journey and will be at its final destination in a little while, but not before skirting the scenic San Pablo Bay.