Amtrak 3 leads the California Zephyr westbound at Tunnel 29. This location is where the railroad exits South Boulder Canyon.
Amtrak 114 makes easy work of the 2% grade as it skips towards Tunnel One on the Moffat tunnel Subdivision. This tranquil and famous railman spot along the Front Range will soon be surrounded by h... (more)
UP8828 charges into Tunnel 1 of the Moffat Road with a loaded sand train... The heavy westbound consists of a total of 5 big motors distributed 3x2. Note the C44-9W second out in the head-end cons... (more)
UP coal empties storm up the Moffat Route 2% grade at Tunnel 1. Recent news indicates an Arvada developer will build about 50 new homes, forever spoiling this timeless scenery. Get your shots wh... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific sand train curls thru the Big 10 curves leaving Rocky, Colorado. The grade here is very evident as the short heavy train digs into the climb.... The UP 6558 (blt. 3-1997)... (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)
OH BOTH! That is what people were yelling as both SP 4449 and UP 8444 showed up at the same time at Tunnel #1 on Cajon Pass. We could see the smoke plume from SP 4449 as it came around the corner... (more)
A very rare occurrence on UP's Moffat Tunnel Sub as a Spartan Cab SD40-2 leads a westbound coal empty, assaulting the roughly 2% grade on the approach to Tunnel 1. It was expected the SD40-2 would... (more)
The blue of CSX's Dark Future scheme looks mighty fine amidst the Rocky Mountains. this coal train, which originated east of the Mississippi on CSX, has managed to keep all three of is CSX leaders... (more)
Chugging up grade on a warm summer afternoon and exiting tunnel 1 while the rear portion of this BNSF intermodal stretches down into Caliente.
BNSF train emerges from Tunnel 1 on the way up the hill from Caliente.
An SP manifest grinds up hill in run 8 past the Santa Fe Tunnel 1 on Cajon Pass. The SP and tunnel are now distant memories.
UP 3549 blasts out of Tunnel 1 on Cajon Pass. The tunnel is now gone, and the UP SD40-2s are becoming harder to find.
A southbound manifest ropes towards Tunnel One. The train is long and heavy requiring 3 mid-train swing helpers for the climb over the Tehachapi Pass.
Brand New BNSF 1081 leads a very early trackage rights train west over the Moffat Road. It is this photographers opinion that this was BNSFs best paint scheme.... Note the following two locomoti... (more)