Winter Park Express 2024
WPE heads west on its first run for the 2024 season.
The mountain were in the clouds on this lovely late morning at tunnel 1.
BNSF 4025 leads the Denver to Provo, UT mixed freight train westbound into Plainview, Colorado as it battles the 3% grade all the way up until the the Moffat Tunnel, here it is just seconds before... (more)
Alpen Glow at Coal Creek
Westbound into the soft glow of a Front Range sunrise.
Evening Light on the Rocks
Eastbound and just from tunnel 1 Amtrak 6 runs around the tangent for the drop down into Coal Creek Canyon.
Ohio Mountain Goat
Strange coincidences bring odd power to the hill recently and far along enough to be leader with an older CSX paint. Worth documenting.
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.
A neat set of EMD FTs lead an east bound freight in 1945. Otto Perry photo, from my collection.
Amtrak 1105 Winter park Express climbs through the ice and frost to the slopes of Ski Paradise USA.
Amtrak’s eastbound California Zephyr drops downgrade at milepost 23 between Plain and Eisele at Coal Creek, Colorado, on the afternoon of April 14, 2019.
Pepsi Can Amtrak
In an attempt to shoot both East Portal and here I chose to use my UAV for this capture from roughly 6 feet off the top set of rocks above tunnel 1; a favorite spot of... (more)
Fall in Coal Creek Canyon
Fall in Coal Creek has arrived. Good thing too, the westbound @rockymountaineer is just right into that glorious fall morning light.
Westbound Warbonnet leader climbs the 2% to tunnel 1 at Coal Creek, CO
Falling Snow at Coal Creek
First measurable snow falls at the foot of the Rockies on this October morning. Shot on Mavic Pro.
Morning Snow is Ending
Morning snow ends at Coal Creek, I love that pine tree and love to bring them into the scenes especially when they are all flocked in that much needed moistur... (more)