A trio of Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 Tunnel Motors power a westbound train with double stacks up front as it approaches Malta, Colorado, on the scenic route over Tennessee Pass on May 24, 1991.
In the late 1980s, Rio Grande improved tunnel clearances on the Royal Gorge route over Tennessee Pass so doublestack trains could be operated. On May 24, 1991, a westbound Rio Grande stack train p... (more)
The last car passes as Union Pacific’s MDVRO works upgrade through the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon at milepost 23 east of Plainview, Colorado, on September 17, 1999. Four Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 “Tu... (more)
A quartet of Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 “Tunnel Motors” haul Union Pacific MDVRO upgrade out of Clay, Colorado, and are about to cross Blue Mountain Drive grade crossing on the afternoon of September ... (more)
Union Pacific MDVRO (Denver to Salt Lake City manifest) freight curves over Coal Creek and approaches Tunnel 1 east of Plainview, Colorado, on April 13, 2001. The train is powered by three Rio Gra... (more)
The chant of EMD tunnel motors under full throttle echoes through the Red Narrows as the EUCHQ tackles Soldier Summit with 68 loads on March 9, 1996.
A lone fisherman tries his luck with some spring trout fishing at Crystal Lakes near Malta, Colorado, as a westbound Rio Grande intermodal train passes by on this scenic route over Tennessee Pass.... (more)
A Rio Grande grain train rolls west through Provo Yard with three SD40T-2s and a single SD50 for power.
A westbound Rio Grande freight passes the site of Keeldar siding on the eastern approach to Tennessee Pass, Colorado, on May 24, 1991. The Continental Divide is in the background and still has an ... (more)
The California Zephyr rolls into Creston couple hours late. Amtrak needed some help form the UP, so this tunnel motor was placed on the head end of #6 for the ride into Chicago. The Creston Operat... (more)
To think the UP took over the SP 5 years before this photo was taken, it is hard to believe not a single yellow units can be found. This photo could date back to the days of the Rio Grande. 7 DRGW... (more)
Having completed their shove up to the summit of T-Pass, a 4 unit helper set heads back west down the pass to assist another train up the mountain.