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  1. Blinding Blizzard at Rollins

    Blinding Blizzard at Rollins

    Rollinsville, CO, 02 Jan 2004--an EB coal load cautiously eases down the Moffat Route's 2% grade at Rollins Siding, in a blinding snowstorm.
  2. Reflection


    UP 2882 still shows off her Rio Grande heritage as she pauses from her work after a thunderstorm.
  3. Tunnel 19

    Tunnel 19

    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!
  4. UP Coal empties westbound at Moffat Tunnel

    UP Coal empties westbound at Moffat Tunnel

    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.
  5. The South Draw

    The South Draw

    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...
  6. Rocky Siding, on the Old D&RGW

    Rocky Siding, on the Old D&RGW

    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.
  7. Basking in the sunlight

    Basking in the sunlight

    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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