A Grand Junction to North Yard in Denver freight train pulls out of the siding at Fraser on the Moffat Tunnel Sub. The train had pulled into the siding to do work and maybe meet an empty coal trai... (more)
The Grand Jct to North Yard in Denver freight train rolls out of Tabernash on the Moffat Tunnel Sub. The train is working towards the continental divide at Moffat Tunnel, about 10 miles ahead. Thi... (more)
An empty coal train bound for Arco, CO, (West Elk Mine), tippy-toes along Byers Canyon west of Hot Sulphur Springs. This 8 mile canyon along the Colorado River slow trains down to 20 mph as they s... (more)
Byers Canyon is a place I haven't been able to get anything in decent light over many years. Well on this trip we chased a westbound empty hopper train thru this short 8 mile long canyon. Here th... (more)
Yesterday the passengers of the California Zephyr #5 train basked in 95 degree weather as it moved through Colorado. This morning's Zephyr saw snow starting to fall in the Rocky Mountains with te... (more)
An eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe manifest freight, powered by BNSF GE C44-9W No. 5312 and two warbonnet Santa Fe GEs, pops out of Tunnel 1 just east of Plainview, Colorado, on the afterno... (more)
Fall in the Valley
California Zephyr is just East of Tolland, Colorado on a delightful September morn along South Boulder Creek. Shot on Mavic Pro 2.
Pillows of Snow
HPVODEN1 is rolling through the horseshoe at Coal Creek Canyon past tunnel 1 through a delightful winter morning on the Moffat Road.
Last Train 5 until May
March 29th, 2020 was the last westbound California Zephyr for over a month on Moffat due to a crew shortage from COVID-19. Looking more like the Winter P... (more)
A BNSF freight heads passes through Tolland and some of the prettiest scenery on the Moffat Line after exiting the east portal of the Moffat Tunnel.
Story of a Tunnel District Stall
This westbound sand train is on its second attempt to make the climb thru the Tunnel District. The first attempt the train stalled at Tunnel 8 and ha... (more)
Blowing Snow & Sunshine
8 locomotives in a row with heavy coal are in full reflected light off the freshly fallen and blowing snow. Subzero windchill grips my feet in these 40 ... (more)
Union Pacific’s Denver to Grand Junction manifest freight crosses the fill over South Draw as it exits Tunnel 16 east of Crescent, Colorado, on the morning of March 30, 2002. Lead locomotive EMD S... (more)
Spires of Granite
Amtrak number 1105 substituting for number 5 the California Zephyr is about 34 minutes late at tunnel 5 and 6 on the Flatiron Range near Eldorado Canyon. Spir... (more)
Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr winds its way through snow-covered evergreen trees at Crescent, Colorado, on the snowy morning of March 27, 2009.