The snow is falling and the sub-freezing winds are blowing as the California Zephyr rounds the curve at Crescent, Colorado.
UP 8762 SD70ACe provides some extra muscle to the consist which includes UP 2001 as they run towards Milliken, Colorado on the old Great Western Railway branch.
A day of chasing UP 2001 in great sunlight and with a friendly crew on board made for a good day. UP 2001 was painted to commemorate the carrying of the Olympic torch to the 2001 Salt Lake City w... (more)
UP 2001 is in Colorado working the local runs while based out of LaSalle. Here we see the SD70M leading a short freight through Platteville, Colorado.
Coors Brewery's #998 (EMD SW1001) shoves a load of hops back to the brewery in the specially designed hopper cars.
The snow is falling at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, Colorado as their Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad #491 (2-8-2) pulls vintage passenger cars around the large museum grounds.
Foster Townsend Rail Logistics' 3810 (GP38AC) provides a splash of red color to an otherwise orange BNSF engine servicing facility in central Denver, Colorado.
BNSF 7147 (ES44C4) leads a windmill blade train through the Black Forest of Larkspur, Colorado.
A Union Pacific high rail track inspection vehicle inspects Tunnel # 29 in Pinecliffe, Colorado and will work its way down to Tunnel #1 at Plainview. It is critical to inspect the tunnels and tra... (more)
One of the few bright spots of 2020 was the Union Pacific's Rio Grande heritage special 1989 (SD70ACe) which ran for a few weeks along the Front Range of Colorado. It was a treat to see this spec... (more)
BNSF 1789 (SD40-2) works the yard with another former Burlington Northern SD40-2. It is not uncommon to find former BN units still in their cascade green paint working the Denver Yard.
Coors critter CORX 998 (SW1001) works the yard at the Molson Coors Brewery located in Golden, Colorado.
BNSF 9034 (SD70ACe) leads a loaded southbound coal train through Douglas County on the Joint Line.
A former Burlington Northern SD40-2 takes a load of hoppers to the BNSF yard that is adjacent to the Coors brewery in Golden, Colorado.
BNSF 7008 (ES44C4) leads a mixed freight over the Santa Fe Bridge at Larkspur as it runs south on the Joint Line.