Eastbound coal loads roll through Pinecliffe, CO. A short bridge over South Boulder Creek and Tunnel 29 are just ahead.
Westbound empty hoppers roll along the Colorado River between Parshall and Kremmling, CO. The empties are destined for the coal fields along the Craig Branch.
An SP freight follows South Bounder Creek westward approaching Tolland, CO and Moffat Tunnel.
The westbound California Zephyr (train #5) is about to enter tunnel #1 on the Moffat Route.
An eastbound mixed freight follows South Boulder Creek through the Tolland area.
An eastbound coal led by two patched ex-SP AC4400s rolls along the Colorado River at Radium on what was a very busy day along the former Rio Grande.
Snow in June? The snow capped Rockies make a backdrop for a loaded Herzog ballast train, as its DPU's push 74 loads (9768 tons) up the steep climb to Moffat Tunnel.
The rapid waters of the Boulder Creek flow under Amtrak #5, which heads West towards the Moffat Tunnel.
84. A 250 mile drive from the Powder River Basin parks me at the east portal of the Moffat Tunnel. It is now day 6 of my trip to Kansas City. A coal train flashes into the mouth of the tunnel for ... (more)
85. The slowly dimming light of the DPU can be seen dropping further down the bore of the Moffat Tunnel.
86. Another night of very little sleep is spent in the truck watching trains enter and leave the Moffat Tunnel. An early morning rise catches the moon still out waiting on the sun.
87. The rising sun glows through two mountain peaks as this train makes a break for Denver. A little while this train will have unknown air issues that will require the help of a MOW employee.
88. The sun finally peaks over the Rockies to catch me taking a photo.
89. Going to help a train with an unknown air issue this MOW employee will take that bar to rail his hi-rail truck onto the tracks. With limited access, this is the only way in.