The soaring mountains of the front range are behind this loaded eastbound coal train but it is still on solid 2% downgrade as it approaches Leydon siding on the outskirts of Denver.
Tennessee Pass—1985 Rolling over the very top of Tennessee Pass after helping an eastbound Rio Grande freight up the 3% grade out of Minturn are four SD40T-2 Tunnel Motors—the engineer ... (more)
A pair of tunnel motors have been cut in at Helper, and are now assisting a westbound grain train as it climbs to Soldier Summit. It looks like the caboose has seen more tunnels than the SD40T-2's... (more)
With a little help from the mighty SP, Rio Grande train #146 climbs east through Spanish Fork Canyon on a clear October morning in 1986.
Westbound empty coal hits the east switch of Pinecliff siding behind 5393, 5388, 5347, 5398 and 5401 on a sunny day in October 1981.
With the cold surroundings contrasting with the heat haze coming off the power after the arduous decent from Tennessee Pass, 5393, unusually with only GP30s 3020 3023 3010 assisting, bring westbou... (more)
A WB freight exits the west portal of the Moffat Tunnel at Winter Park, CO. Even in 1994, it still looked a lot like Rio Grande country.