A southbound Santa Fe freight passes through Castle Rock, Colorado, over the Joint Line on July 10, 1987. Leading the six-unit locomotive set is GE B23-7 No. 6395—followed by five EMDs—a GP35, SD4... (more)
The depth and ruggedness of the Royal Gorge west of Canon City is evident in this view perched on the suspension bridge over the canyon that is 955 feet above the Arkansas River. On July 26, 1996,... (more)
Canadian Pacific GE AC4400CW No. 9584 leads an eastbound of empty coal gons into Elko, British Columbia, on September 14, 2002. CP No. 9584 was built by GE in September 1997, and is one of CP’s 43... (more)
A pair of Burlington Northern GE C30-7s bracket a pair of EMD Oakway Leasing SD60s leading a coal train grinding up the grade through Larkspur on February 24, 1988. The train is crossing the bridg... (more)
A colorful Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight heads south over a wood trestle approaching the town of Trinchera, Colorado, on February 27, 1999. The railroad siding located just east of town is ... (more)
Amtrak’s California Zephyr climbs out of Plainview, Colorado, passing through Tunnel 3 in a series of tunnels that penetrate the unique Flatiron rock formations during its westward journey from De... (more)
An eastbound Kyle grain train storms out of Flagler, Colorado, after switching the elevator there on May 6, 2014. This location is on the former Rock Island main line to Limon. In this view, Kyle ... (more)
Autoracks bend through the multiple curves as Southern Pacific’s KCOAF train eases down the steep 3 percent grade on the western slope of scenic Tennessee Pass at Pando, Colorado, on August 2, 199... (more)
This is one snowball fight you can’t win Looking through cascading snow flying out of the shoot of union Pacific rotary snowplow No. 900082 as it plows a snow-covered Limon Subdivision ... (more)
Run…rabbit…run! Near sunset on October 28, 1997, Union Pacific rotary snowplow churns through a snow-filled cut at Arapahoe, Colorado, as a rabbit decides to run to the north side of th... (more)
A Montana snowstorm softens the scenery and nearly envelops a westbound BNSF freight in falling and blowing snow as it curves through Tuscor on February 2, 2019.
Sunrise in Powder River BasinAn isolated morning thunderstorm dissipates and rolls east as another BNSF coal train treads the busy rails of the Orin Line into Powder River Basin south o... (more)
Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr pops out of the west Portal of the Moffat Tunnel at Winter Park on a bright, snowy day of February 8, 2019.
A westbound BNSF coal train begins its descent of Bozeman Pass on Montana Rail Link as it departs West End, Montana, on June 29, 2018.
Outside Auto Train, I believe this is the largest Amtrak train I have ever personally witnessed. Running 10 hours late on June 28, 1998, Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr crosses Blue Mountain ... (more)