SP 231 and SP 227 take a loaded coal train over Tennessee Pass.
DRGW 5401 leads the helper set as it eases back to Minturn. The helpers are crossing the Eagle River at the east end of Belden, near the town of Red Cliff on a glorious fall day. Nothing could bea... (more)
DRGW 5352 West eases downgrade as it passes under U.S. 24 as it nears Belden siding.
Not in use at this time, Tennessee Pass runs through the former zinc mine at Belden. This old building is just one of several still standing.
Tennessee Pass through the former zinc mining operation at Belden. A very interesting and unique place, and well worth the short hike in along the tracks.
Tennessee Pass through Belden, which was a processing plant for zinc mined in this area. Pretty much a ghost town these days, and kind of eerie when you first come up on it. Both the mining oper... (more)
An eastbound coal train is deep within the confines of the Eagle River canyon as it makes the difficult climb to the summit of Tennessee Pass. Scenes such as this didn't last much longer on the T... (more)
Thundering up the 3% grades of Tennessee Pass, an SP coal train passes the east switch at Belden, Co.
Five big SD's lead a 14,000 ton coal train up the grades of Tennessee Pass at Belden, Co. This is just part of the power on this train, as there are six units cut in mid train, and 4 more 3/4 to t... (more)