Jim Mirabelli photo.
Spring thunderstorms hover about the mountain slopes as SP 8703, C&NW 6933 and D&RGW 5410 handle symbol AHNOA-23 through Kobe, CO in the waning days of service across the Tennessee Pass route. Thi... (more)
Southern Pacific’s westbound KCOAF (Kansas City to Oakland Forwarder) negotiates the canyon between Pando and Red Cliff, on August 2, 1996. Two GE AC4400CW locomotives from the Minturn helper pool... (more)
After running to the power plant via BN's ex-SLSF River Line, an empty Union Electric unit coal train waits for a crew to head back to the MP main at Illmo. In the distance, the southbound BN loc... (more)
This track is UP's McPherson branch. Before the merger with Missouri Pacific, it saw just a six-days-a-week turn to McPherson that usually consisted of a B-B diesel and a handful of cars. As a c... (more)
Spending a couple hours on a windy bridge in frigid temperatures was a small price to pay to see two faded old coal warriors leading a train of intermodal and auto racks.
Four Missouri Pacific GP18's in original blue and gray Eagle colors, at Pueblo, Colorado in April 1962. Photo from my collection, photographer Bob Malinoski.
Running on rights granted as part of the UP/MP merger, a D&RGW train from Kansas City is westbound on UP's former Missouri Pacific Pueblo line. This traffic would grow substantially in following ... (more)
As a condition of the UP/MP/WP merger, trackage rights were granted to D&RGW over the former MP between Pueblo and Kansas City. That is why this black and gold mountain climber is leading a westb... (more)
9361 leads SD40T-2s 8586,8559 and SD50 D&RGW 5513 towards Tunnel 2.
At sunrise on a Saturday in June 1992, a hot 991 train hustles past the west switch at Orwood, CA, with the Coast Range visible far in the distance. This the heart of the San Joaquin Delta.
A string of Rio Grande SW-1000s moves through the diesel service area in Denver.
A very, very long line of stored Missouri Pacific power in the Fort Worth Centennial Yard.
Four 6000-series SD40-2s - purchased with unit-train coal service in mind - barrel through the plains with 100 cars of coal received from the D&RGW at Pueblo. No tracks remain at this location.
Well, I might take a plane I might take a train; But if I have to walk I'm going just the same; I'm going to Kansas City; Kansas City, here I comeA Rio Grande eastbound, heading to ... (more)