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Photo ID: 527396

Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr loops around the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon before returning to the face of the Flatirons to climb before heading back into the rest of the Tunnel District.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Arvada, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 145
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: November 24, 2009


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By: Silver Bronco

Added: Apr 17, 2015

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Photo ID: 527222

An eastbound BNSF manifest freight rumbles through the Clark Fork valley west of Weeksville, Montana, on September 18, 2006.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Weeksville, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7727
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 18, 2006


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 16, 2015

Views: 1,744
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Photo ID: 526918

Clouds continue to build over the Continental Divide as the last hopper cars clear the signals at the west end of East Portal siding. The train is seen entering the 6.2 mile long Moffat Tunnel on ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Coal Hoppers
Location: East Portal, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: October 27, 2012


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Apr 14, 2015

Views: 1,979
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 526645

The colorful Rio Grande Ski Train approaches Tunnel 1 east of Plainview, Colorado, on a sunny January 28, 2006.

Railroad: Ansco Ski Train
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SKTX 242
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 28, 2006


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 12, 2015

Views: 2,356
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Photo ID: 526644

Clinging to the cliff high above the Animas River, A Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge train creeps westbound (northbound) on the High Line outside Rockwood, Colorado, on August 24, 2006.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rockwood, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 482
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 24, 2006


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 12, 2015

Views: 3,291
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Photo ID: 526642

In the aftermath of a late summer snowfall atop Mullan Pass, westbound BNSF MLAUSPO smokes its way out of Mullan Tunnel at Blossburg, Montana, on September 16, 2006. A pair of SD45s (Rebuilt and l... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Blossburg, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 327
Train ID: BNSF MLAUSPO
Photo Date: September 16, 2006


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 12, 2015

Views: 3,296
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Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 526520

A BN freight powered by an SD40-2 A and B unit roll along the shore of Lake Pend Oreille near Hope, ID as the train heads west toward Sand Point and Spokane, WA. This trackage is now part of Monta... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Hope, Idaho, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6317
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 08, 1984


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Apr 11, 2015

Views: 2,002
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 526432

Amtrak's eastbound California Zephyr, train no. 6, led by P42DC no. 204 rounds the horseshoe over CO-HWY 72 in Coal Creek Canyon just west of Denver.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 204
Train ID: AMT6 07
Photo Date: April 08, 2015


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Apr 10, 2015

Views: 2,762
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Photo ID: 526431

The DPU on BNSF's westbound QDVPVJ 07 (Denver - Provo trackage rights manifest) is about to duck into Tunnel no. 29 just east of Pinecliffe, Colo., on Apr. 08, 2015.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Pinecliffe, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: QDVPVJ 08
Photo Date: April 08, 2015


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Apr 10, 2015

Views: 2,914
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Photo ID: 526333

Traversing remote Cascade Canyon at milepost 477, a Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge train follows the Animas River east (south) of Cascade, Colorado, on the afternoon of August 30, 2006.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cascade, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 482
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 30, 2006


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 09, 2015

Views: 3,433
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Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 526331

The DPU on UP's West Elk Mine to Canon City, Colo., loaded coal train (CWECC 07) brings up the rear as one can see most of the train snake through Coal Creek Canyon with part of the suburban part ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW-CTE
Location: Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: CWECC 07
Photo Date: April 08, 2015


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Apr 09, 2015

Views: 2,696
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 526330

Three BNSF GE's lead the Denver, Colo., to Provo, Utah trackage rights manifest up the grade through what was once Tunnel no. 28 just east of Pinecliffe, Colo., on Apr. 08, 2015.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Pinecliffe, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7145
Train ID: QDVPVJ 08
Photo Date: April 08, 2015


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Apr 09, 2015

Views: 3,637
Comments: 4

Favorited: 33
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Photo ID: 526081

Veteran mountain climbers lead this westbound empty coal train towards Colorado's Continental Divide. Spring weather in the rockies is generally full of clear blue mornings.....

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Arvada, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP6467
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 2015


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Apr 06, 2015

Views: 2,639
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Photo ID: 526063

Following the Colorado River through colorful Ruby Canyon, Union Pacific’s MRONY freight passes by Utaline, Colorado, on June 13, 2009.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Utaline, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: UP MRONY
Photo Date: June 13, 2009


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 06, 2015

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Photo ID: 526061

Even though the date says it’s spring, its still looks like winter at Crescent, Colorado, as a Union Pacific coal empty curves westbound through the fresh snow on March 27, 2009.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Crescent, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7204
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 27, 2009


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 06, 2015

Views: 2,767
Comments: 0

Favorited: 17
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