The westbound California Zephyr begins its ascent up the Rockies as it passes a local ranch on Blue Mountain Road.
A loaded coal train heads out of the shadows and into the sun as it heads downgrade toward Denver.
Eastbound coal loads drop down through Coal Creek Canyon approaching Blue Mountain Road crossing.
UP 4951 leads a huge consist down the Moffat at Arvada Colorado as the head to Denver.
The California Zepher climbs the hill at Blue Mountain on the Moffat sub.
The Ansco Ski Train - Summer Edition - blasts out of Tunnel 1 on its way to Winter Park.
The Ski Train makes its way west on the second of eight summer trips west toward Winter Park on 07-07-07. The train has just emerged from Tunnel 1 on the approach to Plain (UP Moffat Tunnel Sub).
For only the second time ever, UP's E9's head west on the Moffat Tunnel Sub (ex-DRGW). This Operation Lifesaver special is headed for the Craig Branch to make a few runs between Steamboat Springs,... (more)
Wrapped around The Big Ten Curve at the end of the day, this eastbound coal train is in the final minutes of its descent from The Rocky Mountains onto The Great Plains. In the trees are the welded... (more)
Westbound winding through Coal Creek Canyon, my first catch of my trip out west.
Eastbound waiting for a crew under storm clouds
It is only five minutes after sunrise at 5:45am as the eastbound MPVNY winds through the curves at Blue Mountain, 22 miles west of Denver on UP's Moffat Tunnel Subdivision.
Amtrak 5 the California Zephyr climbing the front range approaching Tunnel 1.
UP 6668 West rounding the base of Blue Mountain
UP 5765 west winds through Coal Creek Canyon. That little tiny cloud at the top of the mountains turned into a thunderhead in about an hour, had me scrambling down the hill.