Pleasant winter light highlights the nose of a unit that reminds me of Rio Grande in yellow and black leading today’s westbound 5 the California Zephyr.
Amtrak engine #78 (P42DC) leading the California Zephyr 5 train notches up as it leaves the siding at Irondale, Colorado and heads to Denver. It took the siding so that the California Zephyr 6 tr... (more)
Amtrak engine #176 leads the California Zephyr through a winter wonderland at Plainview, Colorado created by freezing fog and snow showers. The temperature did not get above zero the entire day. ... (more)
Snowballs and Ice Bombs Fly
Drift busting at East Portal, Amtrak 5 tomorrow will be in sunny warm California.
Freezing Fog and Hoarfrost
Subzero temperatures and fog layer everything along the Flatiron Range. Amtrak 5 is leaving Plainview at Tunnel 2. .
Every morning this gentleman walks to the track to wave at the California Zephyr 5 train as it leaves Denver, prompting a friendly horn from the engineer as the train passes.
The California Zephyr runs through Irondale, Colorado as it heads towards Denver on the Brush Sub.
The Winter Park Express Ski Train is a rousing success again this year, with tickets selling out for another season. It is a great way to see the Colorado Rocky Mountains and avoid the lengthy de... (more)
The California Zephyr 6 train is 14 hours late getting to Denver, which meant being able to catch in daylight running through the Union Pacific's North Yard. Usually, the CZ6 would get to Denver ... (more)
The California Zephyr 6 train lead by Amtrak heritage engine #161 meets the California Zephyr 5 train which is heading to Denver, Colorado.
Racing around the 60 MPH curve of Keenesburg, a 17 hour late Amtrak #6, eastbound California Zephyr, races across the open farmlands of eastern Colorado with AMTK 161 (50th Anniversary of Amtrak) ... (more)
Snowstorm clouds are ready to drop snow on the California Zephyr as it runs through Tolland, Colorado on its way to the Moffat Tunnel.
The California Zephyr 5 train has exited the Moffat Tunnel West Portal in a snowstorm and passes the Winter Park Ski Resort platform.
Saddle up! The engineer for the Winter Park Express Ski Train climbs into the cab of engine #84 (P42DC) at Denver's Union Station and gets ready to move the train.
Amtrak heritage engine #161 (P42DC) leads the California Zephyr through Tunnel 29 at Pinecliffe, Colorado.