On this Sunday afternoon, as the storm clouds roll in, the Ski Train makes its final run of the 2009 winter season, passing through Rocky. Little would we know that 23 days later, the Ski Train wo... (more)
They say pictures tell a story. I guess this pictures tells the story of the rail that was cast in 1979 at Colorado Fuel & Iron...30 years later, a westbound coal empty rolls over the rail at trac... (more)
Amtrak's WB California Zephyr climbs past Clay siding as a UP loaded coal train restarts its journey downhill to Denver at Rocky siding. Both trains are roughly 1.5 to 2 miles apart at this poin... (more)
The California Zephyr Climbing the front range, and about to enter Tunnel #1. Fuji Provia 100F
For the first time since the "Retro-Belle" scheme was released, one such unit leads a train over UP's Moffat Tunnel Sub (ex-DRGW). The unit is on the point of a BNSF trackage rights train coming f... (more)
Very turbulent weather along the Front Range resulted in clear skies to the north while a thunderstorm pours in over the Rockies. Through it all, this BNSF trackage rights train heads for the yard... (more)
The Grandluxe climbing the grade at Arvada
First run 2007-2008 season was in snowy weather. About 6-inches fell that day as temperature was 11-degrees F. Train ran Denver to Winter Park Ski Resort on UP (ex-Denver & Rio Grande Western RR) ... (more)
The sun is shining brightly, but the evidence of a March blizzard from the day before is still very apparent! A dusting of snow covers everything as the Ski Train heads west toward Winter Park.
Even though April is only three days away, that doesn't stop spring snow storms from unloading snow in Colorado. The last Thursday run of the Ski Train for the season charges west through raging b... (more)
Amtrak 5 running for the mountains. By the way, if you look way down to the right that is my rental car down there. Shows you how much of a hike it is to get here...but worth it.
A rare sight in Colorado these days. An ex Rio Grande GP 40-2 crosses a bridge where a Rio Grande logo still remains.
This UP coal train isn't down from the Rockies just yet as it eases down the Big Ten Curve. It's still 20 miles away from UP's North Yard in Denver.
UP 5907 pulled up to Blue Mountain Road waiting for a recrew
The summer ski train rolls through Rocky siding as it heads back to Denver.