UP 4517 heads east through yet another tunnel as it makes its way through Gore Canyon.
Trains no longer run along Tennessee Pass, but hikers enjoy the area along this section of the line near Red Cliff.
Tennessee Pass through Belden, which was a processing plant for zinc mined in this area. Pretty much a ghost town these days, and kind of eerie when you first come up on it. Both the mining oper... (more)
Tennessee Pass through the former zinc mining operation at Belden. A very interesting and unique place, and well worth the short hike in along the tracks.
A beautiful area on an equally pretty Spring day, yet this location is a haunting reminder of days gone by. What a welcome sight it would be to see a train rumbling along these tracks once again.
Passengers are nearing the end of their trip, as they move east through the gorge on the way back to the Depot.
The back of UP 5837 pushes east toward Granby. These signs give at least some warning at this dangerous crossing, despite an obvious spelling issue.
DSNG 481 near the depot on a spectacular September afternoon.
A gorgeous day for a ride through the Royal Gorge. Incredibly warm temperatures, and bright blue skies make the experience even more enjoyable as we head west away from the Depot.
Not in use at this time, Tennessee Pass runs through the former zinc mine at Belden. This old building is just one of several still standing.
The California Zephyr nears Dotsero as it makes its way west along the cutoff.
WB along the Colorado River.
The Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Guage Railroad has only just opened for the season. CC & V 2 waits at the Depot/Gift Shop for the next group of passengers. Each trip takes about 40 minutes. ... (more)
Returning to the Depot after the 12:30 run through the Royal Gorge.
The Leadville Colorado and Southern is returning back to the station after its daily run. Passengers ride the train to the top of Fremont Pass and back. The trip lasts just under three hours.