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Amtrak's California Zephyr, train 5, treated passengers to late autumn gold aspens amongst the Colorado Rockies at Tolland, CO, October 2, 2008. Up front were Amtrak P42DC 169 & 17 handling the 9-car train.
Brilliant golden aspens late in season - October 2008 - blessed the mountains around Tolland, Colorado. Amtrak P42DC 169-17 led 9-car Superliner equipped California Zephyr, train 5, over Union Pacific (ex-Denver & Rio Grande Western RR) rails towards Moffat Tunnel. High winds usually strip...
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus train came through Castle Rock, CO on June 9, 2008 en route to Colorado Springs, CO for performances. What a surprise to see many of the performers in the vestibules, including this lady looking out.
UP 6065 pulls through the curves on the Twin Peaks Sub, near Barela, CO. This often overlooked BNSF line features many curves, including several horseshoe curves between Des Moines, NM and Trinidad, CO. Directional operations are present on this line, with northbounds on the Twin Peaks Sub...
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
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
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