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Rio Grande Tunnel District and Beyond
Rio Grande Tunnel District and Beyond
Photo Album By: Bruce Wilson
 
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Photo ID: 691395

The last car passes as Union Pacific’s MDVRO works upgrade through the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon at milepost 23 east of Plainview, Colorado, on September 17, 1999. Four Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 “Tu... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5410
Train ID: UP MDVRO
Photo Date: September 17, 1999


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 20, 2019

Views: 1,445
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 691394

A quartet of Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 “Tunnel Motors” haul Union Pacific MDVRO upgrade out of Clay, Colorado, and are about to cross Blue Mountain Drive grade crossing on the afternoon of September ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Clay, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5410
Train ID: UP MDVRO
Photo Date: September 17, 1999


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 20, 2019

Views: 1,152
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 691064

Amtrak’s eastbound California Zephyr emerges from the shadowed 75-foot bore of Tunnel 29 just east of Pinecliffe, Colorado, on the afternoon of September 15, 2018.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Pinecliffe, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 74
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: September 15, 2018


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 17, 2019

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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 690049

Approaching Plainview is a westbound BNSF unit oil train climbing toward Tunnel 1 on a beautiful (but a bit too dry) day in Colorado on January 4, 2019. Thankfully, no houses built on the site… ye... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8496
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 04, 2019


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 08, 2019

Views: 1,309
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 689830

Following the serpentine banks of the Colorado River on Union Pacific’s Moffat Tunnel Subdivision, UP’s MNYRO freight running from Denver to Salt Lake City approaches Yarmony, Colorado, on August,... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Yarmony, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8745
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 03, 2014


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 06, 2019

Views: 1,118
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Favorited: 10


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Photo ID: 689829

BNSF EMD SD70MAC No. 8907 leads a westbound freight at Pinecliffe, Colorado, on January 31, 2012.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Pinecliffe, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8907
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 31, 2012


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 06, 2019

Views: 880
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Photo ID: 689032

From this vantage point you get a good perspective of the grade change as UP 6049 (AC44CWCTE) drops down from Tunnel #1 and heads to the Big Ten Curve.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW-CTE
Location: Eisele, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6049
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 10, 2018


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Feb 27, 2019

Views: 1,082
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 688886

Amtrak’s California Zephyr climbs out of Plainview, Colorado, passing through Tunnel 3 in a series of tunnels that penetrate the unique Flatiron rock formations during its westward journey from De... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Plainview, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 48
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: December 18, 2017


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Feb 25, 2019

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Photo ID: 688535

Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr pops out of the west Portal of the Moffat Tunnel at Winter Park on a bright, snowy day of February 8, 2019.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Winter Park, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 11
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: February 08, 2019


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Feb 23, 2019

Views: 1,734
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Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 688382

Outside Auto Train, I believe this is the largest Amtrak train I have ever personally witnessed. Running 10 hours late on June 28, 1998, Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr crosses Blue Mountain ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Clay, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 18
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: June 28, 1998


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Feb 21, 2019

Views: 3,606
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Favorited: 22


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Photo ID: 688282

A lone DPU brings up the rear of a loaded EB coal train as it rounds the big curve in McCoy just west of Bond, Colorado on a sunny afternoon. The mid-train DPU's can also be seen in the photo in t... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70AH
Location: McCoy, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8852
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 03, 2018


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By: QDTower

Added: Feb 20, 2019

Views: 909
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Photo ID: 687819

With the mercury sitting just above twenty degrees Fahrenheit and the wind gust feeling like needles poking any exposed skin; all that didn't matter for a few minutes as the sound of dynamic brake... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AH
Location: Pinecliffe, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2755
Train ID: MGJNY 10
Photo Date: February 11, 2019


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Feb 16, 2019

Views: 920
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Photo ID: 687355

AMTK 11 leads the California Zephyr up the steep grade to Tunnel #1 and will soon pass through 31 tunnels as it winds its way through the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Eisele, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 08, 2019


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Feb 13, 2019

Views: 879
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Photo ID: 687023

UP 6049 (AC44CWCTE) leads a long coal train down the mountain from Tunnel 1 and has made the 180 degree turn in Coal Creek Canyon as it heads toward the Big Ten curve. Three helper units provide ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW-CTE
Location: Eisele, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6049
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 08, 2019


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Feb 10, 2019

Views: 1,409
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 687022

Heavy snow is falling along the Colorado Front Range as the California Zephyr heads into the Rocky Mountains.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Eisele, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 160
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 06, 2019


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Feb 10, 2019

Views: 1,129
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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