An EMD lease unit leads empties through the curves at Mitchell on Tennessee Pass.
The Rio Grande Ski Train curves toward Tunnel 1 just east of Plainview, Colorado, on February 10, 2001.
Powered by gravity. On the run from Silver Plume to Georgetown, the Loop's Locomotive #111 doesn't use much water or fuel. Almost the entire 4.5 mile trip is downhill, and with the grade a... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific coal empty climbs the 2% grade of the Moffat Road. It was a balmy 16 degrees when I got in the truck to drive over to Tunnel One, by the time I made the hike it was clos... (more)
Bouncing along in open gondola on a charter tripleheader.
Approaching Silver Plume. The former International Railways of Central America (IRCA) Consolidation #111 hauls last train of the day along the banks of Clear Creek, just 1/4 mile or so from... (more)
Amtrak’s California Zephyr winds westbound through Tunnel 29 just east of Pinecliffe, Colorado, on the morning of May 25, 2017.
Stepping over Clear Creek. The Georgetown Loop's former IRCA Consolidation #111 slowly ushers the line's 10:30 AM departure over the Devil's Gate high bridge, just minutes after departing G... (more)
A BNSF freight winds along the Colorado River rumbling eastbound on Union Pacific’s Moffat Tunnel Subdivision just east of Radium, Colorado, on the morning of June 6, 2013. The front of the train ... (more)
Amtrak 5 rounds the bend at Yarmony on the UP Moffat Tunnel Sub.
A KCS leader rounds the bend with an empty tanker.
Durango & Silverton 481 is seen leading a train full of passengers through the beautiful scenery of San Juan National Forest in the heart of the Rocky Mountains on a crystal clear morning just sou... (more)
With the summit of Raton Pass nearly at hand Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief rounds the famous curve at Wootton.
Heading east to go west, the California Zephyr leaves Rocky and heads toward Big 10 curve on the beginning of its Front Range climb out of Denver. The cut in the hill above is Clay siding.
Canyon of the Las Animas is one of the great rail locations in the world. Regular D&S train wending its way past the cliffs at Rockwood.