After a bit of manual intervention on 3019, the crew finally get 3004 and 3019 away from the siding with their short works train, to swap the sunshine for over six miles of darkness.
The tracks follow the creek away from the Moffat Tunnel and continental divide as UP 7190 helps push against the grade.
The hard climb up to the Moffat Tunnel is nearing it's end as UP 4491 crosses a creek and a dirt road.
Rear DPU's climb the grade at 8800 feet on The Moffat Route, pushing west on a Rocky Mountain morning toward the Continental Divide in the distance.
BNSF Dash 9-44CWs 4555 & 4477, and SD60M #8135 haul a westbound manifest on UP's Moffat Sub at Tolland, CO on April 23, 2008.
The modern California Zephyr heads west, 8800 feet high in The Rocky Mountains.
Ground blizzard engulfs North Yard, Denver, CO, to Provo, Utah, manifest at windy Tolland on UP's Moffat Tunnel line. Zero visibility at times made it difficult to stand outside the vehicle.
The winter sun casts long shadows in this high mountain valley as the rear DPU pushes a string of tank cars west toward the Continental Divide.
Fall colors are at their peak at the east portal of the Moffat Tunnel about a week before the end of September. A westbound coal empty plunges into the 6.2 mile long tunnel with two helpers pushin... (more)
A clearing in a stand of aspen trees reveals a westbound climbing the grade in a high valley(8900 ft) of the Rocky Mountains during the peak of fall color.
Looking west at the Continental Divide an eastbound coal train descends across South Boulder Creek on a fall morning.
The Grandluxe Express pauses at Tolland for a few minutes, waiting its turn to get thru Moffat Tunnel
Storm clouds are gathering high above the mountains as more coal slowly heads downgrade toward Denver.
The westbound California Zephyr charges through freshly fallen snow at Tolland. It is about 1:15pm as Amtrak is approaching the Moffat Tunnel. The train has been delayed more than two hours since ... (more)
On a clear Colorado morning, the MRONY crosses the newly rebuilt bridge just east of Tolland on its trek east.