Just when the dirt road through the Colorado river gorge reached again the edge of the canyon, this UP mixed freight came along, together with the only sunshine spot of the day! Leading are AC4400... (more)
Tunnel 26 Aglow in Reflected Light
Westbound through the tunnel district the daily Provo manifest tugs 10 power units 7 in view here through the Rockies not around them. The af... (more)
The snow is falling and the sub-freezing winds are blowing as the California Zephyr rounds the curve at Crescent, Colorado.
Clearing Snow System
Tuesday morning December 29th, 2020 Amtrak P42DC number 161 leads the California Zephyr train number 5 seen here climbing to tunnel 1 on the Moffat Sub... (more)
Big Oil Sunrise at the Great Divide
Of aerials and the Moffat Road, oil and wings roll out of the valley below the Great Divide at East Portal within an hour of sunrise. Sh... (more)
BNSF 6942 (ES44C4) rounds the corner with four mates and a long freight. It will soon pass through Tunnel #1 as it enters the Moffat Tunnel district.
Amtrak 73 (P42DC) leads the California Zephyr as it climbs up to Tunnel #1 at Plainview, Colorado.
Amidst low clouds and light snow, the California Zephyr #6 rounds the corner at Crescent, Colorado. It will take another hour an a half to get to Denver's Union Station, but I doubt the riders w... (more)
Threading the Cliffs at Pinecliffe
Destined for Tulsa this loaded coal started its journey at the Savage load-out in Utah. This train runs with a different symbol into Gran... (more)
Heading Home for the Holidays
Amtrak California Zephyr is whipping up the fresh powder in Coal Creek Canyon on its westbound journey with travelers in the Holiday mood. The fre... (more)
Grain Shuttle on Moffat
Grain moves over the Moffat Road on a cold very windy day after a fresh 4” of snow the day before. High wind warnings abound this train was a slow mover... (more)
Grain Shuttle on Moffat
Second frame after passing through the bore of tunnel 29 a grain shuttle runs over the Moffat Road on a cold very windy day after a fresh 4” of snow the... (more)
The morning California Zephyr crosses over Highway 72 as it rounds the horseshoe curve in Coal Creek Canyon, and will start the climb up to Tunnel #1 at Plainview on the Moffat Tunnel Sub.
In an instant, Rollinsville was in sunshine while Tolland drew a line in the sand between sun and winter storm. Within a mile of this frame blowing and drifting ... (more)
Beavers, Snow and Mountains...
Blizzard conditions grip the Great Divide while my subject highballs into East Portal with some Canadian Pacific foreign power. These Beavers are... (more)