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Ski Train
The Winter Park Ski Train has taken generations of Denverites to the slopes. Started by the Rio Grande and now operated by Amtrak, it's the best way to get there.
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Photo ID: 345908

Having dropped their passengers off at Winter Park, 3122 and 3121 emerge from a snow shower at Fraser as they take the empty cars of the Ski Train to Tabernash to "Y" and wait for the return run b... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Fraser, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3122
Train ID: DRGW 11
Photo Date: January 30, 1982


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Nov 20, 2010

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Photo ID: 324278

Westbound Rio Grande Ski Train, powered by two GP60s, approaches tunnel #1 on its way to Winter Park, Colorado on the Moffat Route.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP60
Location: 20 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3155
Train ID: Ski Train
Photo Date: March 21, 1997


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By: Greg Thompson

Added: May 14, 2010

Views: 4,652
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Photo ID: 318082

The summer Ski Train en route to to Winter Park on a beautiful Colorado day.

Railroad: Ansco Ski Train
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SKTX 242
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 19, 2008


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By: Andrew De Kruif

Added: Mar 22, 2010

Views: 3,550
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Photo ID: 317142

The Ski Train is making its final Saturday run of the 2009 season. At the time it was not known that this would be the 2nd to last westbound run of the Ski Train to Winter Park. Here the Ski Train... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SKTX 242
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 28, 2009


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By: Tom Mangan

Added: Mar 13, 2010

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Photo ID: 279136

A crew member walks to the west switch of the wye at Tabernash as 3118 and 3124 and the Ski Train reverses out onto the siding, prior to running up to Winter Park to pick up weary skiers in Februa... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Tabernash, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3118
Train ID: DRGW 12
Photo Date: February 20, 1982


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Apr 08, 2009

Views: 3,097
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Photo ID: 278631

Heading into a snowstorm at Tolland, which would become a white-out by the time the Moffat Tunnel was reached a few miles away, 3099 and 3123 head the Rio Grande Ski Train towards its destination ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Tolland, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3099
Train ID: DRGW 11
Photo Date: March 20, 1982


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Apr 04, 2009

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Photo ID: 277828

3122 and 3121, with steam generator car 251, slowly reverse the Ski Train onto the Tabernash siding from the wye before heading up to Winter Park to pick up its passengers to return to Denver in J... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Tabernash, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3122
Train ID: DRGW 12
Photo Date: January 30, 1982


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Mar 29, 2009

Views: 4,310
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Photo ID: 277589

As the sun gets low in the winter sky, 3118 and 3124 with the return Ski Train wait for their passengers to board at Winter Park, just outside of the west portal of the Moffat Tunnel, in February ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Fraser, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3118
Train ID: DRGW 12
Photo Date: February 20, 1982


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Mar 27, 2009

Views: 6,349
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Photo ID: 263339

3122 3121 and steam generator 251 on the Ski Train depart Tabernash empty cars for the run to Winter Park to return skiers to Denver.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Tabernash, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3122
Train ID: #12
Photo Date: January 30, 1982


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Dec 13, 2008

Views: 3,222
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Photo ID: 215157

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)

Railroad: Ansco Ski Train
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Arvada, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SKTX 242
Train ID: SDVDV
Photo Date: March 29, 2007


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By: Kevin Morgan (ColoradoRailfan.com)

Added: Dec 10, 2007

Views: 4,653
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Photo ID: 195218

As we pulled into Winter Park the conductor announced that it was 3 degrees with 80 MPH winds. Still, the trian was crowded, having gained popularity under Ansco Investments. The three F40PHs are... (more)

Railroad: Ansco Ski Train
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Winter Park, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SKTX 242
Train ID: UP SDVDV
Photo Date: December 28, 2003


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By: Charles Freericks

Added: Jul 27, 2007

Views: 3,610
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Photo ID: 175167

The Ski Train is gaining Altitude with some Attitude! For the second weekend in a row, UP 1989 (the Rio Grande Heritage Unit) leads the train over South Boulder Creek just east of the siding of Cl... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Pinecliff, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1989
Train ID: SDVDV
Photo Date: February 12, 2007


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By: Kevin Morgan (drgw.ws)

Added: Feb 12, 2007

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Photo ID: 34823

Eastbound DRGW Ski Train exiting the Moffat Tunnel

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Tolland, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3116
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 27, 1983


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Oct 09, 2003

Views: 12,392
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Photo ID: 12450

Obs Car on the Ski Train at Winter Park

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: None
Location: Winter Park, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 06, 2003


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By: Nate Beal

Added: Apr 24, 2003

Views: 3,248
Comments: 0

Favorited: 1
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