Pillows of Snow
Tuesday, November 24th was kissed with a fresh 8” of sticky snow early before dawn at Coal Creek Canyon. Amtrak 5, running about 2 hours late the California Zep... (more)
Early Union Pacific locomotive consists on Colorado’s former Rio Grande Moffat Tunnel line could be colorful as seen on April 2, 2001. Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 No. 5401 leads UP and Southern Pacific... (more)
Snowy Morning at the Divide
A picture book snow fall is underway within a few short miles of the Great Divide at East Portal, CO on the Moffat Road. In this frame the Grand Jun... (more)
UP 3027 (SD70AH-T4) exists Tunnel 29 as it leads a freight through Pinecliffe on the Moffat Tunnel Sub. The 20 degree temperature, snow and high winds made for a cold day of rail fanning in the m... (more)
A fierce snow storm pounds the mountains around Pinecliffe, Colorado as UP 3027 (SD70AH-T4) exits Tunnel 29 and heads towards Denver.
Amtrak 69 (P42DC) leads a triple headed California Zephyr up Big Ten Curve as it leaves the Colorado Front Range and heads towards the Moffat Tunnel and the Rocky Mountains.
UP 7295 roars out of the Moffat Tunnel in Winter Park.
AMTK 69 (P42DC) leads a triple headed California Zephyr through Little Ten Curve as it climbs the grade towards the tunnel district on the Moffat Line. The Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado can be s... (more)
The Southern Pacific Heritage painted engine, covered with a layer of "SP grunge", leads the Denver to Grand Jct. manifest train across the Colorado River as it heads Westbound on the Dotsero Cuto... (more)
Winter Sunrise in Beyers
February 2020 yielded a nice chase of the MNYGJ just after sunrise at the western most ledge of Beyers Canyon. UP 5892 does the honors with power move ... (more)
A Winter View from the Giants Ladder
Amtrak 5 is swiftly rolling through the snowy landscape near east of Tolland, CO exiting the “gun barrel” as the crews call it in the valle... (more)
Amtrak 5 is swiftly rolling through the snowy landscape near Radium, CO after a significant winter storm the previous day.
Amtrak’s new truncated scheduled number 5 the California Zephyr is whisking along lifting the fresh snow from the Moffat Road near milepost 26 coming out of Tu... (more)
From the west portal of Tunnel 2
Winter’s grip is in complete flock of the Flatiron Range between Golden and Boulder. The daily Lincoln to Provo manifest is moving through the... (more)
The October Snows of the Rocky Mountains
Monday, October 26, 2020 still under a Winter Storm Warning brought the Fall season to a close at Plainview. Just a slight remnant of ... (more)