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The Winter Park Ski Train has taken generations of Denverites to the slopes. Started by the Rio Grande and now operated by Amtrak, it's the best way to get there.
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Photo ID: 738204

In a early springtime snowstorm, the Rio Grande Ski Train curves west out of Clay, Colorado, on March 29, 2007.

Railroad: Ansco Ski Train
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Clay, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SKTX 242
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 29, 2007


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 02, 2020

Views: 781
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Photo ID: 734557

On the morning of March 23, 2002, the westbound Rio Grande Ski Train rolls through the curves exiting Tunnel 1 just east of Plainview, Colorado.

Railroad: Ansco Ski Train
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 242
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 23, 2002


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 30, 2020

Views: 1,739
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Photo ID: 727237

Amtrak's Colorado Ski Train pulls into the Winter Park station, which is directly adjacent to the Winter Park Ski Resort.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Winter Park, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 22
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 28, 2020


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Feb 29, 2020

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Photo ID: 725509

Amtrak’s Winter Park Express ski train has just exited the Moffat Tunnel and has arrived at Winter Park, Colorado, to unload a train full of skiers on the new heated platform in a light snowfall o... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Winter Park, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 57
Train ID: AMTK 1005
Photo Date: January 11, 2019


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Feb 13, 2020

Views: 1,765
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Photo ID: 724387

AMTK 175 (P42DC) leads the morning Colorado Ski Train up the steep grade towards Tunnel 1. The train will navigate the colorfully wrapped passenger cars through 30 more tunnels as it makes its wa... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 175
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 01, 2020


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Feb 02, 2020

Views: 1,663
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Photo ID: 720655

DRGW 5771 leads the Ski Train westbound at Crescent, CO, on Jan 14, 1984.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Crescent, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 14, 1984


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By: Timothy Tonge

Added: Dec 25, 2019

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Photo ID: 719001

So who else (at least 7 others) was there this Jan 8, 1984 day as DRGW 5771 leads the Ski Train between Clay and Plainview, about to enter Tunnel 1.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Clay, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 08, 1984


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By: Timothy Tonge

Added: Dec 07, 2019

Views: 1,942
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Photo ID: 718791

On the morning of March 21, 1997, the Rio Grande Ski Train approaches Tunnel 1 just east of Plainview, Colorado, led by Rio Grande EMD GP60 Nos. 3155 and 3156.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP60
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3155
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 21, 1997


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 05, 2019

Views: 1,306
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Photo ID: 718627

The Rio Grande Ski Train passes milepost 39 at Pactolus west of Pinecliffe, Colorado, on March 21, 1997, led by Rio Grande EMD GP60 Nos. 3155 and 3156.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP60
Location: Pactolus, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3155
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 21, 1997


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 03, 2019

Views: 1,438
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Photo ID: 704696

DRGW 3129 leads the ski train westbound at Rollinsbille, CO, Mar 26, 1983.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Rollinsville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3129
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 26, 1983


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By: Timothy Tonge

Added: Jul 25, 2019

Views: 1,706
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Photo ID: 689626

Amtrak’s Winter Park Express ski train has just departed Fraser, Colorado, and is now climbing Winter Park Hill past milepost 60 headed to the platform at Winter Park to load skiers and passengers... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Fraser, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 175
Train ID: AMTK 1006
Photo Date: January 11, 2019


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 04, 2019

Views: 1,243
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 688330

A large group of skiers wait for Amtrak’s Winter Park Express ski train to come to a stop at the platform at Winter Park, Colorado, at the end of the day on February 8, 2019. A quick trip through ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Winter Park, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 175
Train ID: AMTK 1006
Photo Date: February 08, 2019


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Feb 21, 2019

Views: 7,089
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Photo ID: 679894

The innagural run of the 2018 edition of the Amtrak Ski Train heads towards Winter Park, and catches the light of first sunrise as it climbs away from Denver.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Leyden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 156
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 05, 2018


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By: Mike Harriman

Added: Dec 07, 2018

Views: 1,496
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 657547

The Ski Train aka Winter Park Express kicks up snow on a cold and blustery Rocky Mountain afternoon.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Rollinsville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 156
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 25, 2018


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By: Nick DAmato (Diamond D)

Added: May 10, 2018

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Views: 6,057
Comments: 4

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Photo ID: 656474

On the morning of August 4, 2001, Ansco’s Rio Grande Ski Train approaches Big 10 Curve between Rocky and Clay, Colorado. This summer edition of passenger train is being operated to Winter Park for... (more)

Railroad: Ansco Ski Train
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Rocky, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 242
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 04, 2001


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 29, 2018

Views: 2,377
Comments: 0

Favorited: 24
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