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Best Of The West!
My favorite shots that depict western scenery.
Photo Album By: Will Jordan
 
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Photo ID: 617241

The sun is setting into a western sky thick with clouds over Colorado’s jagged Continental Divide as a Union Pacific coal train drops downgrade at Crescent at 7:42 p.m. on May 14, 2017.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Crescent, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6633
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 14, 2017


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: May 19, 2017

Views: 3,006
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Favorited: 38
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Photo ID: 613110

Crossing Abo Arroyo on Bridge 872.2, an eastbound Santa Fe freight traverses rugged Abo Canyon between Sais and Scholle, New Mexico, on June 2, 1995. The train is powered by a colorful trio of loc... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Sais, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 844
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 1995


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 13, 2017

Views: 1,405
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 611691

Lightning pops out of a distant thunderhead as the prairie winds carry it across the open plains while the beautiful center of our Milky Way Galaxy rises high above the New Mexico landscape and th... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Wagon Mound, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: July 03, 2016


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Mar 30, 2017

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Views: 4,890
Comments: 8

Favorited: 67

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Photo ID: 606711

Santa Fe EMD SD40-2 No. 5056 leads a westbound Burlington Northern grain train over the curved Skyline Trestle (a.k.a. Austin Creek Trestle) west of Skyline, Montana, on September 11, 1995. BN pow... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Skyline, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5056
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 11, 1995


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Feb 14, 2017

Views: 1,867
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Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 604845

Notorious for both it's rafting and it's trains, Colorado's Royal Gorge is quite the tourist attraction! However while most of my fellow passengers were focused on the towering walls above or the ... (more)

Railroad: Canon City and Royal Gorge Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Royal Gorge , Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: CRRX C20
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2016


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Jan 30, 2017

Views: 2,178
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 603676

Another cold day in the High Sierras draws to a close but the action is just beginning for the Union Pacific Railroad. Throughout the day, the Truckee-based Jordan Spreaders were working to clear ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8999
Train ID: ZG2OA 11
Photo Date: January 13, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Jan 19, 2017

Views: 4,156
Comments: 2

Favorited: 46

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Photo ID: 603445

Featured here, BNSF #6682 dashes through a winter wonderland knocking down a semaphore signal as it leads a Geometry train out of Chapelle, NM. Having originated in El Paso, TX this train is ultim... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Chapelle, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6682
Train ID: U ELPKCK5 14Z
Photo Date: January 15, 2017


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By: Elijah Cross

Added: Jan 17, 2017

Views: 1,940
Comments: 1

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 602599

Traversing scenic Abo Canyon, a westbound Santa Fe freight crosses Bridge 873.8 over Abo Arroyo east of Sais, New Mexico, on the afternoon of June 2, 1995. New EMD SD75M No. 201 leads three more o... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD75M
Location: Sais, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 1995


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 11, 2017

Views: 1,725
Comments: 2

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 601013

An eastbound BNSF grain train skims along the icy shore of the Cabinet Gorge Reservoir between Heron and Noxon, Montana, on February 5, 2016.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Noxon, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 05, 2016


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 29, 2016

Views: 1,553
Comments: 0

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 600160

On a stormy summer afternoon, the sound of a loaded coal train bounces off the walls of Little Gore Canyon. This heavy train is working its way up the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains. Soon th... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Azure, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8653
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 03, 2016


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Dec 22, 2016

Views: 1,741
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 599924

The temperature is around -10F as the sun begins to rise, starting another day along the Front Range as BNSF C44-9W No. 1011 leads the Cheyenne, Wyoming to Denver, Colorado manifest out of Boulder... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 1011
Train ID: M-CHEDEN1-17A
Photo Date: December 18, 2016


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Dec 19, 2016

Views: 2,360
Comments: 2

Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 599155

After helping a 97 car MDVRO manifest freight from Helper to Soldier Summit, a quartet of Rio Grande tunnel motors drift through Castle Gate on Aug. 19, 2000. In the background is Utah Power & Lig... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Castle Gate, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5401
Train ID: Second Help
Photo Date: August 19, 2000


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By: James Belmont

Added: Dec 12, 2016

Views: 5,112
Comments: 3

Favorited: 31

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Photo ID: 598802

A St. Louis Southwestern B40-8 leads a Pueblo, Colorado to Roper (Salt Lake City), Utah manifest freight through Provo on Sept. 22, 1990. The SSW 8069 was built by GE for the Cotton Belt in Oct. 1... (more)

Railroad: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Locomotive: GE B40-8 (Dash 8-40B)
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: SSW 8069
Train ID: PUROM
Photo Date: September 22, 1990


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By: James Belmont

Added: Dec 09, 2016

Views: 3,950
Comments: 0

Favorited: 27

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Photo ID: 598789

Travelling west through some beautiful Colorado scenery, the Rio Grande Zephyr approaches the small settlement of State Bridge, Colorado.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: State Bridge, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 17
Photo Date: March 21, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Dec 09, 2016

Views: 1,379
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Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 598730

Following the meandering Colorado River, the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr passes through Yarmony. Colorado.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Yarmony, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 17
Photo Date: March 19, 1983


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Dec 08, 2016

Views: 1,821
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10
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