Canadian National train No. 417 rounds the rocky cliffs of Black Canyon west of Ashcroft in British Columbia’s scenic Thompson River Canyon on September 24, 2015.
As part of the celebration of the 100 year anniversary of Colorado short line San Luis Central, the railroad installed a new tie in the main at Sugar Junction and had a golden spike ceremony. The ... (more)
Celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the San Luis Central, the railroad operated a special passenger train on the 13-mile line from Monte Vista to Center in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. The rail... (more)
The San Luis & Rio Grande’s La Veta passenger train gets serviced in the railroad’s yard at Alamosa, Colorado, on the pretty afternoon of August 31, 2013. The train, powered by EMD FP10 No. 1100, ... (more)
A 25-car Rocky Mountaineer Railtours passenger train approaches Ashcroft, British Columbia, while traversing scenic Thompson River Canyon on September 28, 2015.
Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge train No. 461 crawls along the High Line north (timetable west) of Rockwood, Colorado, on the morning of August 14, 2015.
A good variety of used switchstands are gathered around a former Railway Express reefer used as storage behind the San Luis Central’s shop at Sugar Junction just east of Monte Vista, Colorado, on ... (more)
San Luis Central GE 70-ton No. 71 sits in the railroad’s shop at Sugar Junction just east of Monte Vista, Colorado, on September 1, 2013. This locomotive was purchased in 1955 and replaced the sho... (more)
Former Canadian National GMD F9B No. 6622 still hangs onto whats left of its heritage at Alamosa, Colorado, on August 31, 2013. Built in January 1957 for passenger service on CN, The unit went to ... (more)
If you ever wondered what happened to some of Amtrak’s ExpressTrak reefer cars, the answer can be found in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. In this view from September 1, 2013, a group of the cars sit ... (more)
Warbonnet-painted BNSF SD75I/SD75M duo brackets a former BN SD60M on a manned-helper set pushing a loaded BNSF coal train up Crawford Hill, Nebraska, on July 13, 2008. Above the helpers on the oth... (more)
On the afternoon of September 20, 2015, a westbound Union Pacific grain train led by Canadian Pacific AC4400CW No. 8610 crosses UP’s impressive bridge over the Snake River at Joso, Washington.
Backing up on the Mardi GrasAfter making a “run by” for guests, a special passenger train operating on the San Luis Central backs up to load passengers at County Road 4 just south of Va... (more)
Really white—trucks and allTwo retired tank cars are being used at a storage facility at Ansel, Colorado, along the shortline San Luis Central on September 1, 2013. The cars are no long... (more)
A northbound BNSF freight crosses the Bighorn River as it enters Wind River Canyon between Piper and Dornick, Wyoming, on June 20, 2017.