Led by two GEs and an SD70M, the MNYRO-29 rolls through Rocky with Chemical and the suburbs of Denver in the background.
Eastbound coal loads roll along out of Coal Creek Canyon along the Front Range Foothills west of Denver.
An Paducah, KY coal train is seen rolling on through approaching the 80th Street Crossing at the East end of Leyden. Note that the DRGW Searchlight Signals are still being in use.
On October 27, 2012, a westbound UP empty coal train negotiates the Big Ten Curve just after sunrise on UP's Moffat Tunnel Subdivision. Fog still lingers over most of the Denver Metro area as wher... (more)
UP5929 slugs it out on the 2% compensated grade approaching Tunnel 1. A classic Moffat location....
Welded rail rolled at Colorado Fuel & Iron (CF&I) in 1997 stands ready for the task of supporting the eastbound Ski Train, which is approaching around the curve in the distance. Little did anybody... (more)
The local weather service had said there might be a light dusting of snow overnight, totaling less than one inch. People in the Denver-Metro area were therefore caught off guard when waking up to ... (more)
eastbound SP train coming into Denver in morning light near Leyden siding
Snaking along is a empty coal train that is seen making its way through Rocky Siding just after sunrise. Barbers Gulch and Chemical can also be seen in the background.
A HLCX GP40-2, UP GP40-2, and UP GP60 lead covered hoppers and a bad order bulk head flat down the base of Coal Creek Canyon at Blue Mountain Road with Tunnel #1 in the distance.
Rounding the curve at Big Ten Curve, Amtrak #6 coasts downgrade past the wind break placed here by the DRGW and on the approach towards Rocky and eventually Denver.
Rounding the horse-shoe curve at Big Ten Curve, this loaded Eagle Pass, TX coal train eases down grade going towards Denver with the Colorado Front Range Foothills in the background.
An Eagle Pass, TX bound coal load eases down grade through the east end of Rocky on the descent towards Denver.
An Eagle Pass, TX Bound Coal Load eases down grade through Rocky and with the siding at Clay above. Seen in the background are mid-train swing helpers that will stay on the train.
UP units 6378, 6469, 6304, 5886, 6379, 5901, 6601 lead an empty coal train around the S-curve at Blue Mountain Rd. This was a snowy scene just a few weeks ago, but on this day the sun was shining ... (more)