Rocky Mountaineer’s “Rockies to the Red Rocks” tour train has just exited Tunnel 1 east of Plainview while climbing Colorado’s front range mountains westbound on the morning of September 1... (more)
An eastbound Union Pacific oil train has come to a stop in the siding at Tolland, Colorado, as the “Rockies to the Red Rocks” Rocky Mountaineer passenger train scurries by on the main line on ... (more)
The “Rockies to the Red Rocks” Rocky Mountaineer passenger train rolls westbound through Tolland, Colorado, on September 13, 2023.
The Rocky Mountaineer Railtours passenger train climbs toward the Moffat Tunnel just east of Tolland, Colorado, along South Boulder Creek on September 13, 2023.
The westbound Rocky Mountaineer tour train works toward Big 10 Curve west of Rocky, Colorado, on October 12, 2022. The eleven-car train will soon be on the upper level of track at the east switch ... (more)
Autumn Evening at the Great Divide
Along the banks of the South Boulder the eastbound Rocky Mountaineer is rolling the tangent out of the Gun Barrel from Boulder Park. The James Peak W... (more)
The Rocky Mountaineer climbs toward Tunnel 1 just east of Plainview, Colorado, on the morning of October 19, 2022. With evergreens dominant on much of Colorado’s Front Range mountains, fall colo... (more)
A Very Popular Location
Twice this week, a week where I couldn’t walk up I fly for my usual takes I’m greeted by numerous rail fans playing the tunnel 1 area at Coal Creek. Repeat ... (more)
Following Amtrak train 5 a few blocks behind (Amtrak was exiting Tunnel 2 as this train approached West Rocky), the westbound Rocky Mountaineer tour train works toward Big 10 Curve west of Rocky, ... (more)
The fall colors are in full bloom on the Moffat Tunnel line as the Rocky Mountaineer passes the sumac bushes at Plainview, Colorado.
Fall in Coal Creek Canyon
Fall in Coal Creek has arrived. Good thing too, the westbound @rockymountaineer is just right into that glorious fall morning light.
The Rocky Mountaineer runs through Tolland, Colorado as it heads towards the east portal of the Moffat Tunnel.
The Rocky Mountaineer's 8020 (GP40-3) leads the train out of Tunnel 1 at Plainview, Colorado. It will be the first of 29 tunnels that the train will enter before passing under the Continental Div... (more)
Tunnel 1 Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer passes with correct power into the morning sun at Coal Creek Canyon on the steep grade into the tunnel district.
The Rocky Mountaineer makes a sunny appearance among the last days of Autumn in the Colorado High Country Sunday morning. Boulder Park and Karel Park Lake sit at the ba... (more)