Just before sunrise, a westbound empty crude oil train makes its way out of Barbara's Gulch and heads into the siding at Rocky. The train will let the Ski Train by before continuing up the mountai... (more)
Just before sunrise, a westbound empty crude oil train makes its way through Barbara's Gulch on the approach to Rocky. The train will take the siding here and let the Ski Train by before continuin... (more)
It's just after sunrise as the westbound Ski Train races west through Chemical, Colo., with Amtrak P42DC no. 42, the Veterans unit, on point. Downtown Denver can be seen to the right of the train.... (more)
A thin layer of clouds mixed in with haze partially block out the sun as Amtrak no. 6, The California Zephyr, coasts down the grade at track speed near Arvada, Colo., with a brand new Siemens ACS-... (more)
The Denver Metro area can be seen in the background as Union Pacific ES44AC no. 7463 leads this loaded crude oil train from Wash, Utah to Midwest City, Okla., down the grade from Big Ten Curve tow... (more)
After meeting Amtrak no. 6 at Leyden, a westbound Union Pacific manifest pulls west towards the foothills and Colorado Rockies as the sun has set closing another day on November 06, 2014.
Amtrak train No. 6 is about to overtake an eastbound UP loaded coal train in the siding at Rocky where he'll tie down as Denver has no room for them.
With BNSF experiencing a shortage of power, they leased a lot of ES44ACs from CitiRail, an engine leasing company. You can see such a unit second out, behind a very good looking Warbonnet on this ... (more)
The BNSF 294 lets out some smoke as it works in tandem with two GE models while climbing the grade up to the famous Big 10 Loops just 18 miles west of Denver.
Heading around the Big Ten Curve and dropping towards Rocky siding, this loaded Oil train will soon be arriving in Denver.
On May 05, 2014, three brand new BNSF SD70ACes lead this loaded coal train down Big Ten Curve west of Denver. The train is about to enter the west end of Rocky Siding.
With the city of Denver and the suburbs in the background, BNSF's Provo, UT to Denver, CO manifest train eases down the grade at Big Ten Curve on the approach to the siding at Rocky.
There is about 5 minutes of sunlight left as the CEFX trio pulls a short freight through the shadows of the Arvada neighborhood.
It's just after sunset with temperatures close to zero as Amtrak train no. 6, the California Zephyr, wastes no time descending the grade at Coal Creek Canyon during the cold blue hour.
Having conquered the Big 10 Loops, this BNSF freight train is about to cross the Blue Mountain Road as it continues the strenuous climb out of Denver and into the Rockies.