An AC4400CW, an ET44AC, and an ES44AC lead a westbound coal empty as it snakes its way around Big Ten and toward a clear signal at the east end of Eisele (formerly Clay). The lead unit, UP 6321, c... (more)
West of Denver on the former Denver and Rio Grande Western - now UP's Moffat Tunnel Sub - you'll find the awesome engineering of Little Ten and Big Ten Curves.
The original architects of the ra... (more)
Sun spot at the Big Ten. A small spot of sun appeared at the last minute as Webb Rail's former Northern Pacific Railway Budd built Pullman dome/sleeper 313 (WEBX 801044) and former New York Centra... (more)
The early sunrise washes the valley and the track of the Big Ten Curve in a golden hour glow, catching the Amtrak Ski Train as it makes the morning run from Denver to the Winter Park Ski Resort ne... (more)
UP 6326 (SD70ACe) and four other UP units, including the Heritage Chicago and Northwestern, lead a long freight through the Big Ten Curve cut and turns towards Arvada, Colorado.
The morning California Zephyr train leaves Arvada behind as it winds through Big Ten Curve and heads towards the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
The Colorado Ski Train is once again in operation for the 2020 season. Here we see Amtrak 175 leaving the Denver skyline behind at dawn as it climbs through Big Ten Curve. The train shuttles rider... (more)
The time is 5:41PM and Amtrak #6 is on time for a 6:30PM arrival in Denver. This location is the oft photographed Big Ten curve, so named for its degree of curvature. This trackage is in the trans... (more)
After coming down from the Moffat Line and dropping into the Big Ten Curve bowl, BNSF 7651 (ES44DC) will complete the 270 degree radius and head to Denver.
BNSF 7651 (ES44DC) leads a freight down into the bowl known as Big Ten Curve. The drop in grade is notable as the train will wind its way down through a 270 degree radius.
AMTK 133 leads the California Zephyr through the evergreens of Plainview, Colorado.
AMTK 133 leads the California Zephyr down the grade of Big Ten Curve.
The California Zephyr, lead by AMTK 52, heads towards Big Ten Curve as a BNSF oil train that has just past through the landmark curve gets ready to head towards Denver.
A long Union Pacific coal train makes its way around Big Ten Curve as it drops down the 2% grade while rounding the wide 280 degree curve.
A winter wonderland greets riders of the California Zephyr as AMTK 189 (P42DC) leads the train around Big Ten Curve, which will drop the train 2% along the 280 degree curve.