A westbound Southern Pacific freight works up Tennessee Pass at scenic Keeldar, Colorado, on the afternoon of September 5, 1995. Two brand-new SP GE AC4400CWs—Nos. 340 and 345—power the train on t... (more)
During some early autumn colors, an eastbound Southern Pacific coal train climbs the steep west slope of Colorado’s Tennessee Pass out of Minturn at a location once known as Rex on September 8, 19... (more)
A westbound Southern Pacific loaded coke train (NSGVC) descends the steep west slope of Tennessee Pass at Pando, Colorado, on August 1, 1996. This is most certainly the highest elevation these two... (more)
The mainline rails here are rusty and silent where once Rio Grande trains thundered out of Minturn, Colorado, attacking the steep grade 3% grade over Tennessee Pass. On August 12, 2015, at the eas... (more)
An eastbound Southern Pacific coal train climbs the west slope of Colorado’s Tennessee Pass at Pando on September 8, 1992. Two SP SD45T-2Rs (Nos. 6867 and 6854) are assisted by BN SD40-2 No. 8125 ... (more)
A Rio Grande freight howls through the curves as dynamic brakes hold back the train on the three percent grade of Tennessee Pass at Mitchell, Colorado, on July 20, 1990. SD40T-2 Tunnel Motor No. 5... (more)
Dropping into Pando, Colorado, on the steep 3-percent grade of Tennessee Pass is a westbound Rio Grande freight on September 8, 1992. The grade eases a bit through Pando, but will continue again l... (more)
An eastbound Southern Pacific coal train twists along the Arkansas River at Hecla Junction, Colorado, over the famed Tennessee Pass Route on September 4, 1995. At the time, SP’s GE AC4400CWs were ... (more)
An eastbound mixed freight grinds upgrade along the Eagle River between Minturn and Red Cliff.
A Rio Grande coal train heads eastbound along the Arkansas River just east of Spikebuck, Colorado, in April 1984. Tunnel Motor No. 5362 leads Missouri Pacific SD40-2s Nos. 6021 and 6003 on this in... (more)
Autoracks roll by Beldon Siding approaching Red Cliff
An empty SP hopper train approaches Belden Siding near Red Cliff.
Eastbound auto racks led by a pair of tunnel motors (and an SP unit) approach the sweeping curves at Mitchell, Colorado.
A long way from home, a CSX SD40-2, formerly a Western Maryland SD40, leads an eastbound manifest through the curves at Mitchell. The train is about a mile below the summit, and a 3 unit helper s... (more)