A eastbound coal train descends the mountain grade at Rocky, Colorado. This location was once called Arena due to its shape.... The location today still makes for fantastic arena to watch and list... (more)
Crossing Clear Creek. The Georgetown Loop's 11:15 AM departure out of Devil's Gate Station crosses Clear Creek for the first of four times as it works its way through the loop that gives th... (more)
With a little help from a friend.... Although the train is a heavy, peak tourist season consist, the Georgetown Loop #111's last run to Silver Plume this day will be a cake-walk, thanks to ... (more)
Georgetown Loop Doubleheader. Just weeks after emerging from a rather substantial restoration effort, the former IRCA Consolidation #111 was being put to the ultimate test on this particula... (more)
An eastbound Union Pacific engineering special approaches Tunnel 1 at Plainview, Colorado, on the afternoon of August 13, 2003. The 11-car passenger train is powered by impressive EMD DDA40X “Cent... (more)
An EMD lease unit leads empties through the curves at Mitchell on Tennessee Pass.
The Rio Grande Ski Train curves toward Tunnel 1 just east of Plainview, Colorado, on February 10, 2001.
Powered by gravity. On the run from Silver Plume to Georgetown, the Loop's Locomotive #111 doesn't use much water or fuel. Almost the entire 4.5 mile trip is downhill, and with the grade a... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific coal empty climbs the 2% grade of the Moffat Road. It was a balmy 16 degrees when I got in the truck to drive over to Tunnel One, by the time I made the hike it was clos... (more)
Bouncing along in open gondola on a charter tripleheader.
Approaching Silver Plume. The former International Railways of Central America (IRCA) Consolidation #111 hauls last train of the day along the banks of Clear Creek, just 1/4 mile or so from... (more)
Amtrak’s California Zephyr winds westbound through Tunnel 29 just east of Pinecliffe, Colorado, on the morning of May 25, 2017.
Stepping over Clear Creek. The Georgetown Loop's former IRCA Consolidation #111 slowly ushers the line's 10:30 AM departure over the Devil's Gate high bridge, just minutes after departing G... (more)
A BNSF freight winds along the Colorado River rumbling eastbound on Union Pacific’s Moffat Tunnel Subdivision just east of Radium, Colorado, on the morning of June 6, 2013. The front of the train ... (more)
Amtrak 5 rounds the bend at Yarmony on the UP Moffat Tunnel Sub.