Through the Walls of Granite
Easterly and nearly in T29 the daily BNSF manifest breaks the silence on a pleasant Fall morning.
Sunset over the Crest of the Continent
Downgrade and at track speed number 6 flies around the fill at Leyden, CO. Intense sunsets have been a norm for several weeks over the f... (more)
Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 Tunnel Motor No. 5349 leads Union Pacific’s Denver to Salt Lake City manifest freight at Leyden, Colorado, on the eve of December 28, 2000.
The sunflowers line the tracks in the mountain meadows near Leyden. Shot on Mavic 2 Pro
BNSF 4979 whisks the new snow from overnight off the railhead at Chem near Leyden. Still overcast and snowing the train will be tied down at Leyden for a fresh crew.
A rising sun is filtered in thin clouds as the westbound Rio Grande Ski Train climbs upgrade out of Leyden, Colorado, on December 30, 2000. Leading the train this morning is Rio Grande EMD GP60 No... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific coal empty climbs out of the great plains working upgrade leaving Leyden, Colorado, as the sun rises on January 23, 2005. This location is at mile 14.5 miles west of Denv... (more)
An eastbound BNSF freight passes the old searchlight signals at mile 14.5 on UP’s Moffat Tunnel Subdivision west of Leyden on April 20, 2003. The grass is greening up on this spring morning, but... (more)
After meeting an eastbound BNSF mixed freight at Leyden Siding, the westbound California Zephyr passes the area know as Barbara’s Gulch or Chemical for the spur that was rail served.
EMD SD70ACe-T4 No. 3035 leads the last MRONY (Roper Yard in Salt Lake City to North Yard in Denver) freight across the overpass over Colo. Highway 72 at the west end of Leyden, Colorado, on Decemb... (more)
The first run of the 2019 Winter Park Express/Ski Train works upgrade and away from Denver. This year there was a lounge car added to the middle of the consist.
A BNSF freight with a visitor from the east in the consist drops downgrade towards Denver. The train will take the siding at Leyden ahead, and let the on time #5 California Zephyr pass.
The innagural run of the 2018 edition of the Amtrak Ski Train heads towards Winter Park, and catches the light of first sunrise as it climbs away from Denver.
A nearly 6 hour late late westbound Amtrak California Sephyr leaves Denver behind, and begins its assault on the front range.
While a storm rolls east over the plains and the city of Denver, a westbound Union Pacific coal empty climbs the grade out of Leyden, Colorado, on the afternoon of October 29, 1999. The train is l... (more)