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Photo ID: 515328

BNSF HKCKSPO powered by only a pair of Montana Rail Link SD45s (Nos. 355 and 326) heads west between Noxon and Heron, Montana, on September 26, 2014. Earlier that morning, a traction motor fire on... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Noxon, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 355
Train ID: BNSF HKCKSPO
Photo Date: September 26, 2014


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 20, 2015

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Photo ID: 515092

Montana Rail Link’s gas local descends Evaro Hill near Nagos, Montana, on September 28, 2013. Rebuilt SD40 No. 256 (now labeled a SD40-2XR) leads newer SD70ACe No. 4312 for power.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2XR
Location: Nagos, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 256
Train ID: MRL gas local
Photo Date: September 28, 2013


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 18, 2015

Views: 2,156
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Photo ID: 515090

The California Zephyr is between Azure and Radium on the Moffat Route and a very nice winters day.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Bond, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 157
Train ID: 5
Photo Date: November 22, 2008


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Jan 18, 2015

Views: 2,077
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Photo ID: 515020

A UP coal train climbs through Volcano en route to Phippsburg where they will change crews and continue to the one of the coal loadouts for another load. The scenery is as spectacular as ever but ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Volcano, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6684
Train ID: Empty Coal
Photo Date: November 23, 2008


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Jan 18, 2015

Views: 1,782
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Photo ID: 514964

The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr passes Hideaway Park at Winter Park, Colo. headed for its next stop at Fraser. The date was May 16, 1970, just two months after the discontinuance of the famous Ca... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Winter Park, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5761
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 16, 1970


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jan 17, 2015

Views: 3,158
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Photo ID: 514962

The overhead slide detector fences are ever vigilant as eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr Train 18 negotiates one of the most rugged canyons in Colorado — awesome Gore Canyon. The canyon was named aft... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Gore Canyon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: June 07, 1980


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jan 17, 2015

Views: 6,952
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Photo ID: 514961

How could a day of shooting get any better — after capturing the California Zephyr at this spot, behind it came the “Yampa Valley” Train 9 headed 231 miles (from Denver) to Craig in N.W. Colorado.... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: DRGW 9
Photo Date: September 26, 1966


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jan 17, 2015

Views: 3,922
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Photo ID: 514960

Pretty clean dome car glass, yes? You’re on the Rio Grande Zephyr, Train 18, eastbound through Ruby Canyon just after leaving Utah, and the train is about to cross McDonald Creek which empties in... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Ruby Canyon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: October 10, 1971


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jan 17, 2015

Views: 3,339
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Photo ID: 514958

One of the most favorite passenger trains, the California Zephyr, exits the first of 28 tunnels at Plainview, Colo. before it reaches the big one under the continental divide — the 6.2-mile long M... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 26, 1966


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jan 17, 2015

Views: 2,939
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Photo ID: 514954

Officers of the BN wanted to see some of the D&RGW so they brought their own inspection cars — a full length dome, a diner and a power car. It has just passed through 6.2-mile long Moffat Tunnel ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Tolland, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 30, 1987


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jan 17, 2015

Views: 2,395
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Favorited: 16


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Photo ID: 514951

Seven leased Oakway SD-60s lead an empty coal train from Amarillo around the curve on Colorado’s Joint Line where it enters U.S. Force Academy property. The train is headed back to the Powder Riv... (more)

Railroad: EMDX
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: EMDX 9066
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 28, 1988


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jan 17, 2015

Views: 2,859
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Photo ID: 514904

Engine 7723 leads a westbound freight across the East Glacier, Montana trestle.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Whitefish, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: 7723
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 17, 2015


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By: Walt Landi

Added: Jan 17, 2015

Views: 2,655
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Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 514892

Engine 5106 leads a westbound freight through West Brimstone, Montana on a snowy December day.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Whitefish, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: 5106
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 24, 2014


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By: Walt Landi

Added: Jan 17, 2015

Views: 1,717
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Photo ID: 514703

Over looking the small village of Pinecliffe, CO, an eastbound loaded crude oil train from Wash, UT to Midwest City, OK is about to enter the narrow cut before entering Tunnel #29.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70AH
Location: Pinecliffe, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8923
Train ID: OPWOM 13
Photo Date: January 15, 2015


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Jan 16, 2015

Views: 2,250
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Photo ID: 514559

BNSF C44-9W no. 5337 leads a UP C40-8 and BNSF ES44C4 on the Provo, UT to Denver, CO manifest. The train is rounding the horseshoe easing down the 2% grade at the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5337
Train ID: H-PVODEN1-13A
Photo Date: January 14, 2015


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Jan 15, 2015

Views: 1,939
Comments: 0

Favorited: 4
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