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Photo ID: 523949

An eastbound Union Pacific coal train approaches Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, in Byers Canyon on a snowy February 16, 2002. Trailing UP No. 6589 is Southern Pacific’s first AC4400CW, No. 100.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6589
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 16, 2002


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 20, 2015

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Photo ID: 523907

A BNSF coal empty rounds the curve in early morning sun just east of the milepost 57 bridge over the Clark Fork just west of Trout Creek, MT. The headlights are reflecting on the ice covered frog ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Trout Creek, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5963
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 22, 2015


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 20, 2015

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Photo ID: 523824

Passing through the depths of Red Gorge on Union Pacific’s Moffat Tunnel Subdivision is westbound coal empty west of Radium, Colorado, on November 6, 2012.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Radium, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7296
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 06, 2012


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 20, 2015

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Photo ID: 523823

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe coal train loaded in Powder River Basin is eastbound along the North Platte River in scenic Wendover Canyon east of Cassa, Wyoming, on July 9, 1999.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Cassa, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8819
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 09, 1999


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 20, 2015

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Photo ID: 523820

A westbound BNSF freight passes beneath the impressive, towering cliffs of Wind River Canyon at Dornick, Wyoming, on October 2, 1997. Leading the colorful consist is Burlington Northern SD40-2 No.... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Dornick, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: BN 8177
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 02, 1997


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 20, 2015

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Photo ID: 523786

4 Rio Grande engines and a Southern Pacific SD45 drop down the Moffat Tunnel line heading East towards Denver. The rear of the train can be seen in the background, too bad there wasn't a caboose ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Arvada, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: D&RGW 3123
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1989


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By: John Shine

Added: Mar 19, 2015

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Photo ID: 523768

MRL's 844 local to Whitehall has completed its work and is heading for home at Logan, entering the extremely scenic Jefferson River Canyon on this former NP line.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Cardwell, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 402
Train ID: MRL 844
Photo Date: March 10, 2015


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By: Patrick Phelan

Added: Mar 19, 2015

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Photo ID: 523661

Running with only six coaches and a combine on Jan. 21, 1984, Rio Grande’s ski train is nearing the shortest tunnel on the route, No. 29 which is only 90-ft. in length, near Pinecliff, Colo.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Pinecliff, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 21, 1984


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Mar 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 523660

Rio Grande’s “Yampa Valley” Train 10, with extra coaches on the rear for skiers, is in the siding at Winter Park, Colo. to let a freight behind GP-35 3044 hustle on past so that it can pull up to ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Winter Park, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3044
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 01, 1967


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Mar 18, 2015

Views: 2,672
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Photo ID: 523658

It was a dusty and dirty job for D&RGW laborers dumping and spreading rock ballast at Tunnel 17 near Crescent, Colo. on June 4, 1984.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Crescent, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 04, 1984


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Mar 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 523657

After the Rio Grande ultimately joined Amtrak in 1983, its three famous F units served the winter of 1984 on the Ski Train. Afterwards, they spent their final days in ballast work train service ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Crescent, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 04, 1984


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Mar 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 523557

BNSF 5743 leads eastward on Montana Rail Link's 4th Sub just west of Plains along the Clark Fork in the early morning hours of March. Some water fowl is startled from the darkness of the river as ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Plains, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5943
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 03, 2015


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By: Travis Dewitz

Added: Mar 18, 2015

Views: 2,233
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Photo ID: 523555

A BNSF grain train heads east near Perma, Montana along the Flathead River as cold morning temps caused heavy frost in parts of the valley.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Perma, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5971
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 04, 2015


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By: Travis Dewitz

Added: Mar 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 523527

Montan Rail Link’s day gas local heads east along the Clark Fork between Weeksville and Plains, Montana, on September 28, 2013. Powering the train is SD40 (SD40-2XR) No. 256 and SD70ACe No. 4312.

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


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 17, 2015

Views: 2,127
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Photo ID: 523458

After switching the gasoline facility at Pipeline, just east of Thompson Falls, MRL's Night Gas highballs town at sunset and begins its journey back to Missoula.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2XR
Location: Pipeline, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 261
Train ID: Night Gas Local
Photo Date: July 01, 2011


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By: Sean Kelly

Added: Mar 17, 2015

Views: 1,682
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