Railroadforums.com is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.
This particular trestle, about 2 miles west of Deer Trail, CO, is pretty long to start with, but in the view of a 17mm lens it almost seems to go on forever! The view is of a eastbound UP coal load on the UP Limon Subdivision.
Post-processing was pretty basic with nothing really creative...
Very nice Leia, there are few places in the USA that can match the scenery of the Gorge. I've been following your photos as of late and you do a very good job. I see you have a good understanding of the importance of post-processing of digital photos.
I hope you don't mind, but I downloaded...
Thanks all....Curious, actually the crewman was quite friendly, though tired and ready to go home and get some rest. He had just finished setting the handbrake on the 8635 and looked up just as I pressed the shutter button.
I'm not sure what time the local crew goes on duty, but I believe...
A northbound general freight with UP 3951 on the point rolls into LaSalle, CO.
Sorry about the dark noses, I know they don't make for great photos. But I wanted this mountain backdrop photo and it's kinda hard to get a sunlit nose on a northbound train...except maybe early in the morning on...
Waters of Little Thompson Creek ripple the reflection of BNSF 4631 as it leads the Denver to Laurel freight northbound towards Berthoud, CO.
Canon EOS 5D
Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 @ 17mm
ISO 200 f/11 1/400s
No, it's not Montana, it's Longs Peak siding between Longmont and Berthoud, CO...but a 17mm lens will make any sky look as big as any view in Montana!
The Laurel to Denver train chugs slowly to the top of Berthoud Hill at south Longs Peak with BNSF 1122 leading the trio of power.
Yes, there really are some curves on the UP Transcon in Nebraska. In this shot UP 4587 leads a general freight around a curve between Pine Bluffs, WY and Bushnell, NE.
You know they claim we're in a recession right now, but by the number of UP trains I saw (22 in about 6 hours) and the huge...
Tired looking and tattooed with UP patches and graffiti, an ex-SP Geep 40 leads a local back home to LaSalle, CO.
Since installing ATCS on the Greeley Sub, UP has been removing code line and poles between Platteville and LaSalle, opening up some great photo ops of trains with mountain views...
BNSF 5437 is on the point of the Laural to Denver train as it's about to pass under the new U.S. 287 overpass near Campion, CO.
Anyone else every climb a chain link fence, poke your head and camera over the top, hang on to the fence for life with one hand while shooting a pic using a 300mm...
BNSF 4444 leads a autorack/stack train down
the middle of Atwood Street in Longmont, CO.
Not quite real "street running" as the railroad
is separated from the street by a curb, but one
lane of Atwood runs on the east side of the
track, the other lane on the west side of the...
I sat for 3 hours along the UP Greeley Sub at
Carr, CO looking at empty tracks. 4:00 PM arrived,
the sun was getting low and behind some
medium cloud cover, rendering the light pretty soft.
I was ready to pack it in and head home when
my ATCS Monitor indicated the dispatched had
RailroadForums.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com
RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.
ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.
Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)