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  1. Ethanol Train Comes Into Town.....

    Ethanol Train Comes Into Town.....

    A BNSF Cheyenne, Wyoming to Brownwood, Texas Ethanol Train, (U-CHEBWW1-11a), is seen coming into Longmont, Colorado. Copyright 2007 By SD70ACe9370
  2. D&RGW F9A #5771 & F9B #5762

    D&RGW F9A #5771 & F9B #5762

    D&RGW F9A #5771 & F9B #5762 sit under some partly cloudy skies at the Colorado Rail Museum in Golden. LOCATION: Golden, Co RAILROAD: Denver & Rio Grande Western LOCOMOTIVE/TRAIN: EMD F9A & F9B DATE: August 2007
  3. Inside the Coors SW7

    Inside the Coors SW7

    Sunlight reflects off of the control stand of Coors SW7 #C988. It was donated to the Colorado Rail Museum after it collision in 2000
  4. F9A #5771

    F9A #5771

    D&RGW F9A #5771 sits under sunny skies at the Colorado Rail Museum.
  5. Inside the cab of #683

    Inside the cab of #683

    1st off, sorry about the glare coming in from the windows. 2nd off, this is a pic. of the boiler & engineer's controls inside the cab of D&RGW #683
  6. Hanging out the window

    Hanging out the window

    This is the view hanging out the side window on the engineer's side of #683.
  7. Engineer's view

    Engineer's view

    This is the view out the front window from the engineer's "seat" of D&RGW #683
  8. Scenic Line of the World

    Scenic Line of the World

    #683's tender sports Rio Grande's "Scenic Line of the World" logo above the Denver & Rio Grande western lettering.
  9. D&RGW 2-8-0 #683

    D&RGW 2-8-0 #683

    D&RGW 2-8-0 # 683 sits on dispaly at the Colorado Rail Museum in Golden, Co. Built in October 1890 by Baldwin Locomotive Works as D&RG #583, it was renumbered to D&GRW #683 in 1924, she had a long & successful career before being retired in 1955. #683 is the only surving example...
  10. Working The Grade

    Working The Grade

    Photographed in December of 2006 at the Colorado Railroad Museum during there Santa Clause Special of ex Georgetown Loop RR engine 40 now at home at the museum.
  11. Great Western Rwy. GP20M 5625  at Fort Collins,CO.

    Great Western Rwy. GP20M 5625 at Fort Collins,CO.

    Great Western Railway GP20M-Q 5625 (former EMD demonstrator) returns from the Budweiser plant and approaches North Yard in Fort Collins,CO. (10.03)
  12. On the Front Range

    On the Front Range

    BN 5591 parked on the siding next to the livestock loading chute in Greenland.
  13. Colorado&Southern Freight House

    Colorado&Southern Freight House

    Refurbished former Colorado & Southern Ry. Freight House in Fort Collins,CO. 9-18-05
  14. Spectacular Colorado River Canyon

    Spectacular Colorado River Canyon

    The California Zephyr rolls eastward in a scenic canyon along the Colorado River at Burns, Colo., en route to Denver. Elite Chrome 100.
  15. Train Along the Colorado River

    Train Along the Colorado River

    Eastbound California Zephyr along the Colorado River east of Dotsero near Burns, en route to Denver. Elite Chrome 100.
  16. Through Glenwood Canyon

    Through Glenwood Canyon

    Eastbound California Zephyr rounds a curve along the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon. Just east of Glenwood Springs, Colo., and west of rest area. Shot from narrow edge of I-70.
  17. Not an entry; just for laughs

    Not an entry; just for laughs

    So the photo assignment topic is Crews, eh? Alright, here's the Santa Fe station sign at Crews, CO, south of Colorado Springs, where the double track joint line from Pueblo narrows to a single track to Palmer Lake. This is just for smerks; the photo is from 1989, which disqualifies it from the...
  18. We Will Deliver

    We Will Deliver

    A pair of UP AC4400's with a loaded coal train through Colorado on the UP Moffat Line. I a few days they will deliver another load for a power plant somewhere...
  19. Amtrak at Glenwood

    Amtrak at Glenwood

    Eastbound California Zephyr pauses at Glenwood Springs along the Colorado River. Shot with Astia 100 speed film.
  20. Raton Descent

    Raton Descent

    Amtrak's Southwest Chief rolls through Raton Pass, New Mexico, after an April snow. Shot from I-25 with 70-200MM zoom lens. Slide film. 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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