88. The sun finally peaks over the Rockies to catch me taking a photo.
Eastbound #100 makes its way between Tolland and Rollinsville behind 3118, 3021, 3080, 3059 and 3116 in October 1981.
The westbound RGZ applies the horses as it climbs out of Rollinsville towards the Moffat Tunnel in October 1981.
On a rather dismal summer's day in August 1981, 5340 3068 3064 3125, on westbound #83, follows South Boulder Creek between Rollinsville and Tolland on the climb up to the Moffat Tunnel.
The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr runs between Rollinsville and Tolland on its way up to the Moffat Tunnel in October 1981.
BNSF 4692 takes it's train down the Eastern slope of the Rockies towards Denver on Union Pacific's Moffat Route.
This C44-9W is almost as large as a mountain.
BNSF 4692 blast up and out of the dark Moffat Tunnel's East portal and head on into the morning sun.
A quintet of Geeps bring eastbound #100 carefully downgrade through Rollinsville from the Moffat Tunnel in October 1981. Successfully beating the approaching "puffy" are 3118 3021 3080 3059 3116
"Through the Rockies, Not Around Them"--a westbound Rio Grande manifest follows South Boulder Creek toward Moffat Tunnel.
A westbound Rio Grande freight roars upgrade toward Moffat Tunnel along the South Fork of Boulder Creek, between Rollinsville and Tolland.
Descending thru the Colorado High Country during the peak of fall color, an eastbound coal train runs beside South Boulder Creek.
This ballast train had been working on the seldom used Tennessee Pass sub the day before. It moved east as soon as Amtrak train #5 rolled by.
Fall colors are already near their peak on the last official day of summer. This eastbound coal load crosses over South Boulder Creek on its way toward Denver.
Even though the westbound California Zephyr is running about two hours late, at least passengers can enjoy some Aspen Gold in Colorado's High Country. The train is between Rollins and Tolland on t... (more)