Just before 8am, Amtrak phase 1 Heritage Unit leads the Winter Park Express/Ski Train upgrade from Denver seen after passing Clay siding. This picture was taken from the hill that Tunnel #1 punche... (more)
UP 3333 leads a manifest train through the Blue Mountains.
Morning haze has settled over downtown Denver, roughly 17 miles in the distance (as the crow flies), as Amtrak units 204 & 130 lead the California Zephyr into Coal Creek Canyon.
On a frigid December morning, an eastbound BNSF manifest winds its way through the S-curves at the base of Coal Creek Canyon. You can see the back half of the train, descending from Tunnel One in ... (more)
This shot is a companion to my image #555832 and was taken about half a minute before it. This time of year it is often a race between the afternoon loaded coal train’s arrival at a photo location... (more)
Amtrak 5 running for the mountains. By the way, if you look way down to the right that is my rental car down there. Shows you how much of a hike it is to get here...but worth it.
The California Zepher climbs the hill at Blue Mountain on the Moffat sub.
It is only five minutes after sunrise at 5:45am as the eastbound MPVNY winds through the curves at Blue Mountain, 22 miles west of Denver on UP's Moffat Tunnel Subdivision.
A Herzog Contracting Corp MPM(Multi Purpose Machine) is working on the embankment of Union Pacific's Moffat line at the base of Coal Creek Canyon.
High winds led to several snow drifts across the rails along the Front Range. The Rio Grande Heritage Unit leads the Ski Train through one such drift.
It is a quiet Colorado morning in the snow and the Ski Train is running about 25 minutes late as it rounds the curve at the base of Coal Creek Canyon just below tunnel one.
In the early morning light, this coal empty is wrapping around the curves at the base of Coal Creek Canyon on the accent toward tunnel 1.