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On the old D&rgW Moffat Route, a BNSF manifest exercising trackage rights grinds up the 2% grade, through Tunnel 19, just west of Crescent, CO. Its headlights are illuminating the tunnel interior, and the rails are afire with light. One of my most favorite shots!
UP Coal empties grind their way up the old D&RGW's tortuous 2% ruling grade to 9200-feet-elevation and Moffat Tunnel's East portal. This shot was directly after a pounding thunderstorm, note the haze and mist in the valley.
A hard-to-access area on the old D&RGW Moffat Route, where the tracks, on a continuous 2% grind to Moffat Tunnel from Denver, make a horseshoe curve through a rugged valley, through 5 tunnels, and numerous rockslide areas protected by electrified wire slide fences. This is the South Draw...
A UP (ex-D&RGW power) Rocky Flats local meets BNSF manifest attacking the 2% ruling grade out of Denver, CO at Rocky siding. This area is known for Big Ten curve, Little Ten curve, and further west, 28 tunnels!
This photo was modified in Adobe Photshop with the watercolors feature.
One of the most photographed F9s, D&RGW #5771 gleams in the sunshine at the Colorado Rail Museum in late December 2002. This is probably the best of the photos I took of this historic engine, and my personal favorite as well.
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