Having been on the foreground track about 60 seconds ago, the elevation gain is clear as Amtrak’s version the Ski Train with its unique pink LYFT sponsored wraps climbs towards Tunnel #1.
BNSF 7434 (ES44DC) leads a freight through the tight 180 degree turn in Coal Creek Canyon.
With three GE's pulling on the front and two more pushing on the bottom, a heavy BNSF frac sand train ascends the 2% grade out of Coal Creek Canyon preparing the enter the illustrious tunnel distr... (more)
UP 8354 (SD70ACe) leads an empty coal train into Coal Creek Canyon.
A short eastbound Union Pacific freight passes the hot box detector at mile 22.6 west of Eisele, Colorado, on November 17, 2014. The train is passing over the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon and is abo... (more)
A late spring snowstorm has blanketed the landscape for the California Zephyr as it winds its way through Coal Creek Canyon.
The evening's California Zephyr crosses Blue Mountain Drive in Coal Creek Canyon as it works its way through the foothills west of Denver. A late spring snow storm has blanketed the area with a f... (more)
UP 8647 (SD70ACe) crosses over Coal Creek Canyon Road as it makes the tight 180 degree turn in Coal Creek Canyon.
This train has a Heritage I, Heritage II, Heritage III and a Warbonnet pulling a long freight through Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado.
AMTK 52 Leads the California Zephyr up the steep grade on the Moffat Line towards tunnel #1.
It looks like the California Zephyr is heading to the moon, which is what the passengers must feel like when the Zephyr climbs towards Tunnel #1 after running through Coal Creek Canyon.
AMTK 130 climbs towards tunnel #1 and gets ready to lead the California Zephyr into the Rocky Mountains. I have always wondered why Amtrak opted to paint their new baggage cars with a H2 scheme w... (more)
AMTK Special 130 (P42DC painted in the Heritage II scheme) rounds the corner in Coal Creek Canyon and heads towards Tunnel #1
BNSF C44-9W No. 4668 leads an eastbound Provo manifest down the grade through Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado, approaching Blue Mountain Road, on February 23, 2019.
UP 1507 (GP40M-2) climbs the grade past a farmhouse as it heads to Tunnel #1 on the Moffat Line.