Union Pacific train MROAS passes the town of Red Cliff, CO. on DRGW's Tennessee Pass a few months before the Pass was shut down.
Springtime thunderstorms gather over Tennessee Pass as a westbound Rio Grande freight descends the steep three-percent grade through the town of Red Cliff, Colorado, on the afternoon of May 24, 19... (more)
A Southern Pacific coal train grinds up the steep 3% grade of Tennessee Pass in the Eagle River Canyon at East Belden, Colorado, on September 5, 1995. On the point of this 105-car unit train are f... (more)
Tracks still embargoed, but not abandoned ... a kernal of hope ...
The trains that have seen this scene ...
SP186, and two other motors crawl towards the Continental Divide. The train is twisting thru severe curvature and the sound of steel on steel is deafening..... It is this rail-fans perspective tha... (more)
An eastbound mixed freight grinds upgrade along the Eagle River between Minturn and Red Cliff.
The first 1/2 of the grade from Minturn to Red Cliff could go head to head with any of the toughest grades in the USA. From Red Cliff west however there is a clear winner, a long twisting high al... (more)
A Geneva, UT bound taconite train rolls down the west slope of Tennessee Pass, passing the small town of Red Cliff with a typical pair of former SP AC's in the lead.
New Southern Pacific AC4000s scream up Eagle River Canyon with a unit coal train. Some of my favorite rail-fan memories were made on Tennessee Pass.
The rear end helpers, 5396, 5333, 5322, help push 100-car #790 eastbound coal out of Belden siding at Red Cliff towards Tennessee Pass in November 1981. Ahead on the point are 3099 3033 3056 3014... (more)
Autoracks roll by Beldon Siding approaching Red Cliff
An empty SP hopper train approaches Belden Siding near Red Cliff.
westbound DRGW train descending Tennessee Pass at Red Cliff CO
With the sound of the dynamics reverberating through the canyon, 5381 5389 5404 5400 and 5376 ease their westbound 100 empty coal cars downgrade through Red Cliff on the way down from Tennessee Pa... (more)
SP empty coal train on Tennessee Pass