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  1. Carnagie Rail Rolled in June 1945

    Carnagie Rail Rolled in June 1945

  2. No Mail for the George Washington's RPO Today

    No Mail for the George Washington's RPO Today

    Old RPO Stand and Bush
  3. Rocky Mt Gold-5

    Rocky Mt Gold-5

    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.
  4. Rocky Mountain Autumn California Zephyr Style

    Rocky Mountain Autumn California Zephyr Style

    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...
  5. Meet at Tonville

    Meet at Tonville

    BNSF 5900 pulls a loaded coal train towards Denver at Tonville, CO on BNSF's Brush Sub. An empty waits in the siding for the load to pass.
  6. Circus comes to town

    Circus comes to town

    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.
  7. For Leah - Wide Angle!

    For Leah - Wide Angle!

    As seen through a stock loading ramp 100 years old, a BNSF unit coal train is seen passing an equally old barn at Greenland, CO . Shot with at 12mm on Nikon 12-24mm f4 zoom (effective 18mm).
  8. UP 6065

    UP 6065

    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...
  9. BNSF 7536 as DPU

    BNSF 7536 as DPU

    BNSF 7536 assists with a southbound merchandise train on the Boise City Sub, March 27, 2008.
  10. UP 6065 on Twin Peaks Sub

    UP 6065 on Twin Peaks Sub

    UP 6065 leads a covered hopper train between Trinchera, CO and Barela, CO on March 29, 2008.
  11. Through the vertical curve at Trinchera

    Through the vertical curve at Trinchera

    BNSF 6212 leads an empty coal train through a vertical curve just prior to Trinchera, CO on the BNSF Twin Peaks Sub. March 29, 2008.
  12. Heading North

    Heading North

    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...
  13. Tying Down For The Night

    Tying Down For The Night

    After a long day a tired crewman from the Longmont local calls it a day after tying down the power in front of the Longmont depot. Canon EOS 5D Sigma 17-35mm f2.8-4 @ 17mm ISO 200, f/8, 1/800s
  14. Rippling Reflection

    Rippling Reflection

    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
  15. Southbound coal

    Southbound coal

    BNSF 8932 leads a southbound coal load past wetlands just east of NA Jct, CO on the Pueblo Sub.
  16. Tired And Tattooed

    Tired And Tattooed

    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...
  17. Topping Loveland Hill

    Topping Loveland Hill

    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...
  18. Left Turn On To Atwood Street

    Left Turn On To Atwood Street

    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...
  19. Soft Light, Short Bridge

    Soft Light, Short Bridge

    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 just...
  20. Prairie Roller

    Prairie Roller

    A westbound coal load lead by BNSF 9397 rolls across the eastern Colorado prairie near Crest, CO. Canon EOS 5D Sigma 100-300 f/4 @ 300mm ISO 200 1/500s f/11 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 - 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. - 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.

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