Moffat Sand A unit sand train climbs the Big 10 on the Moffat Road. The sand is headed for the oil and gas fields of Western Colorado and Central Utah. The vast basin between the Main Ran... (more)
Running two hours later than normal due to scheduled track maintenance, Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr climbs through the Rocky Mountains between the sidings of Tolland and East Portal on UP... (more)
Crescent to Tunnel 19
Westbound past Crescent nearing tunnel 19 a coal bucket with some foreign power from Canadian National is in the mix and echos in the valley south of Gro... (more)
Fall in the Valley
Amtrak 5 skims the Tolland valley past Karel Park Lake below the Giants Ladder of the old Rollins Pass line among peak Fall color. About to cross East Po... (more)
The eastbound California Zephyr climbs through Glenwood Canyon along the scenic Colorado River.
At the foot of Eldorado Mountain
WKRDVG-29 Work train-Kremmling-Denver-Gang train works eastbound out of tunnel 10 through daylighted tunnel 9 on a vibrant summer morning d... (more)
HPVODEN1 rolls past the remnants of Fireclay, CO at Clay now Eisele. In the distance the Flatirons range still dominates the scene. Big Ten and Little Ten will drop this BNSF hazmat an additional ... (more)
Tunnel District A very heavy westbound manifest for Grand Junction, Colorado crawls thru the most challenging portion of the Moffat Road. There is no place else on the Moffat Road that ch... (more)
Led by Santa Fe GE C40-8W No. 840, an eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe manifest freight curves out of short Tunnel 29 east of Pinecliffe, Colorado, on the crystal clear afternoon of February... (more)
Seasons mingle at Crescent after the first snows in the high country.
The California Zephyr exits Tunnel 1 with a special guest in tow. The brown car (DOT 221) is the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety car, which is making the journey with the Zephy... (more)
Rip-Rap A heavy train of rip-rap rock climbs the 2% grade out of Rocky Siding. The 8000+ ton train is set up 3x2 and is screaming in Run-8 as it passes our vantage point inside the Big-T... (more)
Tunnel 29 A westbound coal empty wraps around the 12 degree curve into Tunnel 29. The track then makes a northward turn on a 10 degree curve towards PineCliffe in the upper right of the ph... (more)
Coal heading downgrade through the Flatirons. This train will make it to Clay before stopping to let the westbound California Zephyr pass.
The Great Divide at East Portal
A Winter storm is just clearing from the 14,000 foot peaks of the Great Divide. Just after 8 o-clock the daily BNSF Provo Lincoln manifest i... (more)