It's an overcast afternoon along the Moffat Route as five UP GE's leads a Public Service of Denver to Energy Mine, Colorado empty coal train up the 2-percent grade in Coal Creek Canyon on March 07... (more)
Union Pacific SD70AH No. 8948 leads EMDX SD70ACe-T4 Nos. 1502 and 1503 along with three other UP units on a test train from Denver to Tabernash, Colorado (SDVTN 07) up the 2-percent grade in Coal ... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific coal empty climbs around Big 10 Curve and through Clay, Colorado, on October 23, 2011.
Eureka and Palisades No. 4 passes the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s “Presidential Special” powered by K-28 No. 473 at Tacoma, Colorado, on August 23, 2003. Built by Alco in 1923, N... (more)
For two days crews have been cleaning up the aftermath of a derailment near Tolland, just east of the Moffat Tunnel. Now, on January 30, 1966, F7A 5741 and 5744 ease down the 2 percent at Coal Cre... (more)
Threading the Flatirons, an eastbound Rio Grande coal train drops through Tunnels 2, 3, and 4. Only one more tunnel remains, but there’s still a lot of vertical descent between here and Denver.
It's a gorgeous morning in Coal Creek Canyon as Amtrak's westbound "California Zephyr" led by two Phase III painted Genesis GE's climbs the 2-percent grade approaching Tunnel No. 1 on Fe... (more)
Helpers on an eastbound Rio Grande coal drag have completed their work, and are along for the ride as the train descends through Plainview, Colorado.
A trainload of coal from the mines along the original Denver and Salt Lake main line, now the Rio Grande’s Craig Branch, approaches Rainbow Cut as it rolls through Plainview, Colorado.
In 1966, there were only two ways into remote Rock Creek Canyon, between Crater and Volcano on Rio Grande’s Craig Branch in northwestern Colorado. One was to hike along the track from the nearest ... (more)
Fresh snow from the night before covers most areas along the Front Range Foothills as a northbound Track Geometry Train led by BNSF ES44DC No. 7316 leaves Boulder, Colorado on February 23, 2016.
A full moon is out as two standard UP GE's bring up the rear of an Energy Mine coal load as they descend the grade at East Portal, Colorado on February 21, 2016.
Southern Pacific GE AC4400CW No. 291 leads a westbound Union Pacific coal train out of Pinecliffe, Colorado, on a snowy April 23, 2001.
D&SNG 478 south navigates through the tight curves on the Horseshoe Curve Highline. Here, the tracks split from the Animas River Canyon and head into the depot at Rockwood.
BNSF 9374 leads its train eastbound through Tunnel 29 in Pinecliffe, CO.