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Mountain Railroading in the Rockies
The drama, power, majestic mountains, steel rails and iron will of lugging tonnage over the Rockies...
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Photo ID: 521082

West of Rollinsville, Colo., six SD motors of D&RGW usher Train 707, empty coal hoppers, back to mines on Oct. 10, 1986.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Rollinsville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5356
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 10, 1986


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Feb 28, 2015

Views: 5,541
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Photo ID: 521081

With six new EMD SD50’s charging up the mountain with a string of coal empties, D&RGW’s 5511 West has passed Rollinsville, Colo. and has about 7 miles before reaching Moffat Tunnel and diving unde... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Rollinsville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5511
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 22, 1985


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Feb 28, 2015

Views: 3,166
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Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 521079

Over U.P. trackage rights, BNSF 6852 West is about to crest the Continental Divide and plunge through 6.2-mile long Moffat Tunnel on Feb. 21, 2015. The premises are heavily monitored and remotel... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Moffat Tunnel, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6852
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 21, 2015


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Feb 28, 2015

Views: 6,664
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Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 521078

Having passed through North America’s 4th longest tunnel (6.2 miles), apparently the brakeman was going back to check an engine problem. Inside Moffat Tunnel D&RGW 5515 East crested the highest e... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Moffat Tunnel, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5515
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1985


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Feb 28, 2015

Views: 4,746
Comments: 2

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 521077

Through the last of three tunnels of 25 of them within a 10-mile stretch of track, at the Flatirons rock formations D&RGW’s 3129 East has 25 more miles to reach Denver, 1500-ft. lower in elevation... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3129
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 14, 1986


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Feb 28, 2015

Views: 2,825
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Photo ID: 520804

A four unit manned point helper leads a hot Burlington Northern intermodal train east at West End, Montana on May 26, 1986. The helper set was added to the train at Bozeman and will be cut off at ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: West End, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6762
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 26, 1986


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By: James Belmont

Added: Feb 27, 2015

Views: 2,626
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Photo ID: 520803

Burlington Northern EMD SD40-2 No. 7919, GE B30-7AB No. 4020, and EMD GP9 No. 1729 pull eastbound tonnage up Bozeman Pass at Trail Creek, Montana on May 26, 1986.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Bozeman, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BN 7919
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 26, 1986


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By: James Belmont

Added: Feb 27, 2015

Views: 2,996
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Favorited: 22

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Photo ID: 520712

BNSF 8999 leads a string of coal down the grade out of Palmer Lake after a recent blast of fresh snow. A new ACe, fresh snow, blue skies, and mountains...does it get any better?!?

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Palmer Lake, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8999
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 17, 2015


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By: Chris Paulhamus

Added: Feb 26, 2015

Views: 2,723
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Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 520519

Railfanning can be a solitary, misunderstood, and frustrating hobby. It can also be extremely rewarding with good companionship, wonderful scenery, and great photographic rewards. Those days that ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Crescent, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6626
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 23, 2015


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By: Nick DAmato (Diamond D)

Added: Feb 25, 2015

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Views: 16,450
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Favorited: 152
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Photo ID: 520417

The Western Pacific Heritage engine heads past the 'Pillow Rocks' as it heads East.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Dale Creek, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1983
Train ID: MHKNP-20
Photo Date: February 23, 2015


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By: John Shine

Added: Feb 24, 2015

Views: 3,154
Comments: 3

Favorited: 31


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Photo ID: 520274

Thank goodness for Amtrak! A remarkably beautiful day in the Colorado mountains was also a remarkably slow day on the Moffat Sub: The only movement between noon and 8pm was the eastbound Californi... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Pinecliffe, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 174
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: February 22, 2015


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By: Nick DAmato (Diamond D)

Added: Feb 23, 2015

Views: 4,539
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Favorited: 38
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Photo ID: 520008

Amtrak train No. 6 is about to overtake an eastbound UP loaded coal train in the siding at Rocky where he'll tie down as Denver has no room for them.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Arvada, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 169
Train ID: AMT6 12
Photo Date: November 13, 2014


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Feb 21, 2015

Views: 2,522
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Photo ID: 519886

Amtrak No. 5 leaves Rocky, Colorado, on clear blocks, even though Union Pacific MNYRO climbs through Tunnel 1 in the background ahead of the passenger train. Amtrak is approaching milepost 19 and ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Rocky, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 98
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: February 09, 2015


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Feb 20, 2015

Views: 2,574
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 519850

100+ grain hoppers winding their way around the big bends of the Missouri River through secluded Lombard Canyon, MT. You can check out some of the additional interesting angles available from this... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Lombard, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4362
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 11, 2012


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By: Robert Forsstrom

Added: Feb 20, 2015

Views: 1,702
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Photo ID: 519828

A pair of Dash 9's lead a westbound unit grain train over the summit of the Rocky Mountains at Marias Pass, with the mountains of Glacier Park behind.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Summit, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4692
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 31, 2010


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By: Sean Kelly

Added: Feb 20, 2015

Views: 1,998
Comments: 0

Favorited: 3
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