Eastbound ski train
Coming past the Fraser depot, UP 1988 is rolling east at about 12 MPH. With four units and 78 cars, the train is probably right around 2.0 HPT, which is about the bare minimum to crawl up the 2% g... (more)
Passengers on this westbound California Zephyr have lucked out with bluebird skies and peak fall colors as they leave Fraser, heading for perhaps the most scenic portion of the route as they follo... (more)
September in Colorado... I'll let the image do the talking.
Having dropped their passengers off at Winter Park, 3122 and 3121 emerge from a snow shower at Fraser as they take the empty cars of the Ski Train to Tabernash to "Y" and wait for the return run b... (more)
The five Tunnel Motors having gone past, it was time to concentrate on the helpers. Taken across the top of a train of loaded MoPac coal hoppers, 3125 and 3197 blur the winter background with thei... (more)
Thundering through Fraser, a wall of engines, in the form of 3120, 3058, 3084, 3046, 3104 and 5334, move an eastbound freight upgrade towards the Moffat Tunnel and on to Denver, in June 1981.
A hiker stops to watch the empty Ski Train climb out of Fraser on its way from Tabernash to Winter Park on cold February day just over 28 years ago. Power for the day was 3118 and 3124, with heat ... (more)
An eastbound coal crawls out of Fraser on the final leg of the climb to the Moffat Tunnel in January 1982 in the capable hands of 5382 5404 5364 5399 and 5403, with helpers 3125 and 3097 behind th... (more)
The photographer's very first encounter with the D & RGW just over 28 years ago - an eastbound at Fraser behind 3123 3037 and 3054, with 3101 and 3111 helping at the rear, in April 1981.
An eastbound freight blasts up through Fraser siding behind 3103 3018 3124 3097 and 3113 in January 1982.
The empty cars from Tabernash for the return Ski Train to Denver ambles through Fraser towards waiting passengers at Winter Park behind 3122 and 3121 in January 1982.
Having attached rear end helpers 3108 and 3110 at Tabernash, an eastbound coal thunders up grade into Fraser siding behind 5390 5360 5352 5356 and 5380 in March 1982.
An eastbound coal is dragged slowly upgrade through Fraser siding behind a quintet of Tunnel Motors, 5356 5381 5347 5351 5375, with 3123 and 3125 pushing in the rear, on a very cold and snowy Janu... (more)
Running through a light snow shower, the westbound Rio Grande Zephyr creates its own flurry as it passes through Fraser at the end of January 1982 behind 5771 253 5762 5763.