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A PV brings up the markers on the CZ

Jim Yust  photographed a PV  on the rear of No. 6, leaving Gore Canyon, Wed. June 21, 2017 2017 Jim Yust

Military hardware on the move

UP 4900, SD70M, Fort Carson, CO, to Yermo, CA, with Strykers. Stryker is a family of eight-wheel-drive combat vehicles, transportable in a C-130 aircraft, built for the US Army by General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada (formerly General Motors Defense) and the General Dynamics Land Systems Division, USA. Train took Leyden Siding on the UP's Moffat Tunnel Subdivision, Arvada, CO, June 16, 2017. 2017 Chip UP 4900 W. passed Coal Creek Canyon 4:10 PM Friday, June 16, 2017 west of Arvada, Colorado. Strykers on their way to California via the Moffat Tunnel Line. 2017 Chip

Let the testing begin 

A test train on the Gold Line at Ward Road on June 13, 2017  Testing may last up to 90 days so a firm start date has not yet been announced. 2017 Walter Weart

On the Joint Line


June 15th's  PPL is shwon  leaving Littleton behind two locomotives.  2017 Adam Skihcky  (Ed note: a super faded warbonnett)


On 4 June, 2017, BNSF 9042 and an Executive MAC lead a northbound coal empty out of Palmer Lake, CO on a beautiful late Spring morning.  2017 Chris Paulhamus

Action on the Kyle


Kyle power at Limon to haul the rock train back over the Genoa Hill.  2017 Limonrail

On the Iowa Traction

Iowa Traction 54 next to Budweiser distribution office Mason City, Iowa, June 6, 2017. 2017 Chip Progressive Rail/Iowa Traction has added (2017) a new 1/2 mile siding & stub end siding track between S. Eisenhower Ave. and S. Coolidge Ave. Southwest side of Mason City, Iowa, June 6, 2017. Note trolley wire not hung over new siding.  Chip

From the Midwest Milwaukee 261 on the road

Crossing diamond June 2nd sand pipe broke damaging stay bolt on 261. Fire dropped for repairs! She will stay at Breckenridge, Minnesota, June 3, 2017. Red River Valley & Western diesels will pull train West from Breckenridge with employees & family's train. 2017 Chip Crossing diamond June 2nd sand pipe broke damaging stay bolt on 261. Fire dropped for repairs! Steve opened firebox doors showing dead locomotive at Breckenridge, Minnesota, June 3, 2017. Red River Valley & Western diesels will pull train West from Breckenridge with employees 30th anniversary train. 2017 Chip
Red River Valley & Western 2628 W. passed Maddie fishing in the Red River at Wahpeton, North Dakota, June 3, 2017. Milwaukee Road 261 steam engine out of service for stay bolt repair. 2017 Chip Friendly Milwaukee Road 261 steam excursion crew-best in the country! Breckenridge, Minnesota, June 3, 2017. 2017 Chip

 

261 Left Breckenridge, Minnesota, June 4, 2017 headed east to Minneapolis Junction, Minnesota. 2017 Chip 1958 Chevy checked out Milwaukee Road 261 during inspection and grease stop at Morris, Minnesota, June 4, 2017.  2017 Chip

Religious graffiti?

It looks like some graffiti vandals are religious. The Sin car was on a grain train at Burlington, Colorado May 25 while the Jesus Saves car was on a freight passing through Colorado Springs May 20, 2017. 2017 Larry Dilts

End of the line 

Wagon Wheel Gap operation Creede Line (ex-D&RGW) operation closed down in 2016 & is up for sale. South Fork, Colorado, May 31, 2017. Notice posted at South Fork Depot.2017 Chip Wagon Wheel Gap operation Creede Line (ex-D&RGW) included ex-Utah Central 44 (gray locomotive). Operation closed down in 2016 & is up for sale. South Fork, Colorado, May 31, 2017. River is running high from abundant Spring run-off.2017 Chip
South Fork, CO, May 31, 2017. Ex-Southern Pacific 7648 2017 Chip Wagon Wheel Gap Route emblem on ex-D&RGW maintenance of way hy-rail truck. May 31, 2017 at South Fork, Colorado. 2017 Chip
South Fork, Colorado, May 31, 2017. 2017 Chip Rusty rails and stored coal hoppers (both sides of water tank but out of view) at South Fork, Colorado, May 31, 2017. 2017 Chip

News from Como


Narrow gauge motorcar at Como, Colorado, May 31, 2017. 2017 Chip

A Private Vehicle in Denver

Denver Union Station track 4, Denver, Colorado, Memorial Day, May 29, 2017. 2017 Chip

Front Range pictures

BNSF 8040 South (Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Denver train) met 3-car track geometry train BNSF 7855 North at Broomfield, CO, BNSF's Front Range Subdivision 9:40 AM 5/26/17.2017 Chip BNSF 7855 track geometry train had NX Track car named Michael D. Harding. Denver to Cheyenne, WY, 5/26/17 departed Broomfield, CO. 2017
BNSF track inspection car Rio Grande River was rear car on the 3-car track geometry train BNSF 7855 North at Boulder, CO, BNSF Front Range Subdivision May 26, 2017. BNSF has automated their other track geometry train (no technicians only train crew running the locomotive). This train had men aboard. 2017 Chip BNSF 7855 track geometry train; NX Track car Michael D. Harding & BNSF Rio Grande River on the rear. Denver to Cheyenne, WY, 5/26/17 departed Broomfield, CO. 2017 Chip

 

UP 8851 & BNSF 3832 with empty flatcars was backing across Fountain Creek near Kelker May 25, 2017 south of Colorado Springs, Colorado. 2017 Chip The former Colorado & Southern Railway Boulder Station was used by Sutherland Lumber for many years. Fortunately, its been retained for new mixed-use development.   2017 Chip

Joint Line Action

BNSF 6001 and a nice CitiRail leaser lead a northbound coal empty through the southern part of the U.S. Air Force Academy, CO.  2017 Chris Paulhamus BNSF 8763 leads a coal empty north through the U.S. Air Force Academy, CO. This shot taken from the South Gate bridge which spans over the north side of the Academy Siding on the famed Joint Line. 2017 Chris Paulhamus

Joint Line trains with foreign power and a snowy BNSF train

Foreign line leaders on the joint UP BNSF Denver Pueblo Joint Line main are few and far between these days. Joe received a heads up of a southbound BNSF unit train out of Denver with NS leader and shot this picture just south of Castle. 2017 3rd Switch  Joe was alerted to a northbound wind blade empty flat train with a CSXT leader and shot this pictures near new Baptist Road overpass just south of Monument. 2017 3rd Switch
 
 
This is the latest it has snowed on the joint UP BNSF Denver Pueblo Joint Line main since moving to Palmer Lake in the summer 2009. Joe shot this southbound BNSF coal load climbing through the "sag" two miles north of Palmer Lake  2017 3rd Switch  

After the most recent snow.

BNSF 5017 E. on Provo, Utah, to Lincoln, Nebraska, train used Moffat Tunnel Subdivision and 2-foot snow at Rollinsville, Colorado. Conductor waved. May 19, 2017 train tied down
 at Cliff ran out of time!
2017 Chip
The Patron Tequila Express car 50 (ex-Gulf, Mobile & Ohio 50 business car) was on Amtrak train 5, the California Zephyr, on UP's Moffat Tunnel line at Tolland, Colorado, 11:10 AM May 19, 2017. 2017 Chip
 

Colorado Central Railroad 71 in fresh snow May 18, 2017 at Black Hawk, Colorado. Heavy spring snowstorm dumped over a foot of wet snow May 17-18.  2017 Chip

A Grab shot on Raton Pass


While on our to Phoenix, we saw the Southwest Chief dropping down grade towards Raton. No place to pull  ver and we had many miles to cover. 2017 Walter Weart

On the move

BNSF 6327 South on the Q SSEALT6-08g South Seattle, Washington, to Alliance, Texas, passed Colorado Springs 12:15 PM, May 12, 2017. Train carrying lumber, tank cars and boxcars along with high priority intermodal double stack cars. 2017 Chip

The Limon local at work


A pair of venerable engines are working the Limon local.  2017 Limomrail

BNSF's LNG test locomotive set

February 10, 2014 BNSF 9130 with LNG tank car at Caddoa Siding, Colorado, east of
La Junta, Colorado.
2017 Chip
BNSF 933501 LNG tank car coupled to BNSF 9130 locomotive February 10, 2014. 2017 Chip
BNSF 933501 LNG tank car coupled to BNSF 9130 locomotive February 10, 2014. 2017 Chip BNSF 82 was on LNG test set at Caddoa Siding, Colorado, February 10, 2014. 2017 Chip

A veteran on display


Santa Fe 1024 steam engine display February 10, 2014 before fence was erected at new location La Junta, Colorado. 2017 Chip
 

Back home!

The 40 at the Colorado Railroad Museum was loaded out to Silver Plume on May 10. 2017 Walter Weart   The 40 home in Silver Plume on May 11. Anonymous 2017

A ballast train on the Kyle


On May 8, 2017, a Kyle 68 car eastbound ballast train passed through Colby. The cars were all new Martin Marietta cars. The train was led by three G&W railroad locomotives. In the Lead was CORP 4074 followed by Utah 5001 and finally Kyle 9345.2017 Larry Dilts

Fresh G&W paint on Kyle


G&W paint has been applied to at least on Utah unit. 2017 Limonrail

A blade train on the Joint Lane


David Sheppard was able to catch this blade train on the Joint Line 2017David Sheppard. 

Pictures from Kansas

The Ellis Railroad Museum in Ellis, Kansas, operate a 20" gauge Aerotrain scale replica of EMD's Aerotrain. The train was manufactured by Ottawa Amusement Co. The train operates by advanced appointment although they advertise on their website that they operate twice a day during the summer months. 2017 Larry Dilts
On May 4, 2017, a westbound UP grain train passed through Collyer, Kansas. 2017 Larry Dilts Not many depots remain along the old Kansas Pacific mainline. The UP depot at Collyer, Kansas was moved to the city park a few blocks north of the railroad and is well preserved. 2017 Larry Dilts
Spotted on the siding on the east side of Oakley, Kansas, May 4, 2017 was Norfolk & Western covered hopper 177645. It was built in 1974 and still fully lettered for the N&W. 2017 Larry Dilts
New EMD Power being tested in service
EMDX 1602, SD70ACe-T4 Tier 4, was rear DPU on Union Pacific's 106-car West Elk Mine, Colorado, coal load headed east on Limon Subdivision May 4, 2017. Unit passed UP's 36th Street Yard Denver, Colorado. 2017 Chip EMDX 1602, SD70ACe-T4 Tier 4, was rear DPU on Union Pacific's 106-car West Elk Mine, Colorado, coal load headed east on Limon Subdivision May 4, 2017. Unit passed milepost 606 near Strasburg, Colorado. 2017 Chip

844 on the move

Alan Schenkel chased 844 on its recent trip and and provided a number of pictures showing the variable weather during when the train operated as well as views of a meet with with a freight train.   2017 Alan Schenkel 
The sun met Union Pacific 844 E. returning from Boise, Idaho, to Cheyenne, Wyoming, at Laramie, Wyoming, April 28, 2017. 2017 Chip 8-inches of fresh snow met Union Pacific 844 E. returning from Boise, Idaho, to Cheyenne, Wyoming, at Rawlins, Wyoming, April 28, 2017. 2017 Chip

In the shadow of Pikes Peak


BNSF 8751 breezes north through Greenland, CO with a manifest freight while the iconic Pikes Peak looks on.  2017 Chris Paulhamus

A really unusual train on the  Joint Line


On the southbound track, along the I25 frontage road in Castle Rock this unique train is stopped with a buffer car and a BNSF passenger car labeled BNSF 90. 2017 David Grothe (Ed note, based on other comments, the hopper car is instrumented and the passenger car has equipment and technicians to read the  results

A rock train on the Joint Line with a Utah unit

On April 5, Tim Tonge found the Denver-Pueblo manifest moving Kyle/Utah Railway 5004 a Utah unit in G&W colors dead in transit  2017 Tim Tonge
Passing the Colorado Springs station  2017 Tim Tonge

On the way to storage or ?

Southbound UP 8446, SD70ACE & five Retired SD9043MAC's on North Yard, Denver, Colorado, to Pueblo train M NYPU 18 at Security, Colorado, April 19, 2017 8:00 AM.  2017 Chip UP 3667 SD9043MAC stored at North Platte, NE, for several years. She moved from Denver, CO for storage at Pueblo, CO 4/19/17.‬ 2017 Chip

On the Joint Line

BNSF 7425 leads the third grain train of the morning onto the siding at Academy to pass a broken-down grain train clogging the main. (Ed. note: The replacement signals are ready to take over from the old Searchlight signals.) 2017 Chris Paulhamus BNSF 6101 is on the rear of a southbound grain train as it takes the siding at Academy on the U.S. Air Force Academy, CO. The last two units are manned helper and will be cut off at the south end of the siding to be put on the rear of the other grain train you see there holding the main. 2017 Chris Paulhamus 

Pictures from Kansas

The Nebraska Kansas and Colorado has nearly completed abandoning the Oberlin branch. On April 17, 2017.The view is looking west at Oronoque Jct. The NKC veered off to the right.  2017 Larry Dilts  Larry photographed various locations along the branch.   At Almena Jct., the NKC connected with the Kyle Railroad.  From there, the NKC utilized the Kyle Railroad to Oronoque Jct. where it once again continued on its own rails 2017 Larry Dilts
Although the rails and ties have been removed the station sign at Norcatur, Kansas, remains. 2017 Larry Dilts  At Reager, Kansas ties were stockpiled. Here they were bundled and shipped by truck. 2017 Larry Dilts 
The Oberlin branch ended at Oberlin, Kansas. The view was looking east. Only a few years ago, lengthy grain trains moved east out of Oberlin. 2017 Larry Dilts The NKC's Saint Francis branch is abandoned as well yet the rails have not yet been removed.  The Ludell, Kansas yards are weed grown nearly covering the rails. 2017 Larry Dilts
Waiting for a new crew April 17, 2017, was Kyle 3099, Utah 5004, Kyle 3098 and 9362 with a 100 car train on the east side of Norton, Kansas. 2017 Larry Dilts 

844 on a shake down run

Last Monday, 4/10/17, 844 took a "shakedown run" from Cheyenne to Greeley and back in preparation for their trip to Boise, where they leave tomorrow, 4/18, and return on 4/28. The 1st picture was taken in Eaton, the last 4 all in Greeley. 4 pictures 2017 W Kirk Orndorff

The Local at Castle Rock


David Grothe caught the BNSF local heading south through Castle Rock April 12 going southbound on the normally northbound track.  2017David Grothe

Utah Railway locomotives on the Kyle

Kyle 3099 West with Utah 5004 (first trip on Kyle for Utah 5004) & Kyle 3098 on American Bridge Company built steel bridge (ex-Rock Island) near Bethune, CO, 4/12/17. 2017 Chip On April 12, 2017, Kyle 3099, Utah 5004, and Kyle 3098 were switching the west end of the Ruleton, Kansas yard. The Utah units have been put to work right away.  2017 Larry D. Dilts

 

Kyle 3099 West passed Burlington Fire Department fighting house fire at Burlington, Colorado, April 12, 2017. 2017 Chip Kyle 3099 and Utah Railway 5004, approached Kanarado, Kansas, April 12, 2017 about 3:45 PM. Stopped at Kanarado to switch elevator. 2017 Chip
First trip on Kyle RR that Utah Railway 5004 visited Colorado on ex-Rock Island rails. April 12, 2017. 2017 Chip Kyle RR was giving 5001 tender loving care.  The 5006 will be used for parts supply.  Phillipsburg, Kansas, April 12, 2017. 2017 Chip

An ex Arizona & California locomotive in Kyle's shop


Kyle RR locomotive upgrade; Phillipsburg Shop. 3892, Kyle 3892, GP40r, ex-Arizona & California, ex-ARZC 3892, eex-ARZC 3801, was undergoing upgrades at Phillipsburg, Kansas, April 12, 2017. 2017 Chip

A Utah Railway unit in Denver


Utah Railway unit moved via BNSF; BNSF Brush Subdivision.  Utah Railway 5003, MK50-3, BNSF Denver Locomotive Shop, Denver, CO.  Last of six Utah Railway MK50-3 units moved by BNSF from Utah to Kyle RR in Kansas. 2017 Chip

After the snow


BNSF 5479 works down the backside of the Palmer Divide on the south side of Palmer Lake, CO on a wonderfully gorgeous post-storm Spring morning. 2017 Chris Paulhamus


BNSF 5479 leads a southbound manifest through Greenland, CO. Chris is not a fan of shooting H2 Dash 9s, but fresh snow under sunny skies is always hard to pass up regardless of power. 2017 Chris Paulhamus

The Rio Grande lives on


Tim Tonge caught this BNSF Stack Train on a bridge that still proudly proclaims the name of the original owner of the line. 2017 Tim Tionge

A Utah unit in the consist

Utah 5005 was in consist on a merchandise train on Sunday, April 2. BNSF 3881 led the train south. 
Passing the old station in Colorado Springs Three pictures 2017 Tim Tionge

Almost like the original Zephyr


Amtrak private varnish action; UP Glenwood Springs Subdivision. Silver Solarium, private varnish (PV) with sleeper Silver Rapids and dome lounge Silver Lariat on Amtrak train 6, California Zephyr, milepost 170.5 west of Bond, Colorado. March 30, 2017 along the Colorado River. 2017 Chip

Built in 1948 by the Budd Manufacturing Company for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. Silver Solarium was one of six dome/sleeper/observation cars specifically built for the California Zephyr. Operating between Chicago and San Francisco for over 20 years, the car provided an elegant end to an elegant train. In May 1971 ownership of the car transferred to Amtrak and the car was finally retired in 1980. Put in storage by Amtrak, time and the elements soon took their toll on this once magnificent car. Vandals broke out windows, nature began to reclaim what once belong to her as trees and mushrooms took root in the once elegant lounge. A new life for this once grand car awaited just around the corner when Amtrak sold her to a private owner. Several years later, all new mechanical systems and a lot of elbow grease, the grand lady of the California Zephyr was reborn. Since her rebirth Silver Solarium has been operating as a private car, delighting passengers with stunning views from her Vista Dome and observation lounge.

NS power in Colorado


All red at Barr! Norfolk Southern 3647-3675 & 3679 (new Tier 4 ET44AC) waited on Barr Siding for west bound BNSF Z CHIDEN train at 4:20 PM March 29, 2017. The Norfork Southern units were on BNSF's Lincoln, Nebraska, to Denver, Colorado, train. 2017 Chip

A tank train with interesting power

Tim Tonge found this south bound tank train in Castle Rock with BNSF and CP for lead power and BNSF and CSX for rear power. 2017 David Grothe

Whose train is this? NS?


NS 3665, 3651 & 3666 (new Tier 4 ET44AC units) westbound approaching Commerce City, CO, 3/28/17. BNSF's Lincoln, Nebraska, to Denver train. 2017 Chip

An interesting mixed set of power


Southbound mixed freight in Castle Rock with BNSF, NS, and Citirail for lead power   2017 David Grothe

A faded bonnet


David Grothe caught this train as came through Castle Rock. 2017 David Grothe (Ed note This begs to be modeled but without a picture, who'd believe you that that this how the engine appeared.)

One more view of the G&W Kyle locomotives on the move


BNSF 3779 leads the southbound M-DENPUE (Denver, CO - Pueblo, CO) manifest through the s-curves just south of Monument, CO.  2017 Chris Paulhamus

Rail on its way to Como

South Park Rail Society is reconstructing track, and bringing in a steam engine this summer.

More rail, track hardware, and ties were loaded up, transported across the state, and unloaded at Como, Colorado, on Monday. Images from 20 March 2017 Four pictures 2017  David Schaaf

Your Webmaster rides the Ski Train

On March 19, my wife and rode the Ski Train and spent the day at Winter Park. It was warm but still a great place!.

As the train operates in a push pull fashion, the control cab will lead the train est so the train no linger needs to wyed at Tabernash. 2017 Walter Weart The westbound power. 2017 Walter Weart
The interior of the car in which we rode. Nice with lots a leg room and 110 volt outlets. 2017 Walter Weart Our departure from Winter Park was delayed by about 40 minutes by a late running Zephyr.  2017 Walter Weart
A few minutes later, our train arrived. When we arrived at DUS, the  Zephyr was just getting ready to depart. 2017 Walter Weart

Kyle power on the Move

BNSF 3779 leads the southbound DENPUE (Denver, CO - Pueblo, CO) manifest through Palmer Lake, CO.

The DENPUE is typically a pretty boring affair, but this particular running included a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Tagging along were 4 Utah Railway MK50-3s enroute to Phillipsburg, KS and the KYLE Railroad. Tagging along were Utah 5002-5001-5004-5006. These MK50-3s were originally built as Morrison-Knudson MK5000Cs, and were eventually sold off to the Utah Railway after M-K folded. All told, only 6 examples were built.  2017 Chris Paulhamus

These four locomotives represent 2/3s of the six total built. These were built as Morrison-Knudson MK5000Cs, but after they got new EMD guts, they were re-designated as MK50-3s where they earned their keep on the Utah Railway. Now, under the banner of the Genesee & Wyoming, they are seen here on the move to another G&W property, the KYLE Railroad.   2017 Chris Paulhamus

Some pictures from New Mexico

New Mexico Railrunner commuter train south bound from Santa Fe arrives at the Los Ranchos Journal Center station. The trains are push-pull with a locomotive on the south end and a controller car on the north end. March 16, 2017. 2017 Jerry B. Day Two Railrunner trains wait at the Santa Fe depot with a Santa Fe Southern Railway GP locomotive. The Santa Fe Southern is not operating currently waiting for a few owner. March 17, 2017. 2017 Jerry B. Day
Santa Fe Railway 4-8-4 number 2926 has been undergoing rebuilding and restoration for a number of years by the volunteers of the New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society. 2926 was built by Baldwin in 1944 as part of the last group of steam locomotives built for the Santa Fe. The Santa Fe 2900s were the heaviest and some of the largest 4-8-4s ever built. The society hopes to have 2926 running before end of the year. [March 15, 2017.  2017Jerry B. Day Santa Fe 2926 is kept inside a new engine house and pulled outside when work is to be performed. The tender was inside this day, it is one of the largest tenders ever built, having 8-wheel trucks. March 15, 2017.  2017 Jerry B. Day

Even buildings are Irish on St. Patrick's day


Union Station in Denver has the high green spirit for the holiday. Image 2017 Dave Schaaf

G&W power moves through Denver

Utah Railway MK50-3 locomotives sitting in BNSF'S locomotive facility at Park Avenue and Delganey. According to utahrails.net: Utah 5001, 5002, 5004, 5006 (4 units) were moved to Kyle Railway (another GWI subsidiary) during mid March 2017. The four locomotives were placed behind the motive power of BNSF's Provo-Denver train (H PVODEN1 15A) and departed Provo on March 14, 2017 2017 Douglas Midkiff

A windmill train


9:35 AM March 13, 2017 - BNSF southbound Vestas wind blade train at Denver going south at Walnut Street. UP 8848-5845 no BNSF power! Train originated on Union pacific at Brighton, Colorado, going to East St. Louis, Missouri. 2017 Chip

Some interesting power on a BNSF grain train

March 12, 2017 David Grothe photographed this southbound grain at Castle Rock. Second unit on the front is a BNSF Bonnet and the pushers included 2 KCS units.   4 pictures 2017  David Grothe

A stack train on the Joint Line


BNSF 7127 leads an empty southbound J.B. Hunt double stack train through the north end of the U.S. Air Force Academy, CO.The Joint Line has recently picked up a Q stack train, but this one runs under a B symbol; it's empty stacks, most likely going back to Los Angeles. 2017 Chris Paulhamus


Some additional pictures of the  move of Klondike Mines No. 4  to Cheyenne

Dave Schaff sent some pictures of the Klondike Mines locomotive being loaded out of Georgetown. All pictures  2017 Dave Schaaf 

New power for the Royal Gorge Route


Royal Gorge Route 3104, CRRX 3104, GP40 built by EMD as Western Pacific 3521. Unit renumbered UP 670. Also operated/renumbered as CMNW 3004, GWWR 3004, Wisconsin Central 3004, PRLX 3104, SSRX 3104, and recently to CRRX 3104. Unit painted by Midwest Locomotive in Kansas City, Missouri. Union Pacific (UP) moved unit from Kansas City, MO, to Canon City, CO, with a layover at UP's North Yard fuel track, Denver, CO, March 7, 2017. 2017 Chip

BNSF sand train


BNSF 4486 East U SEEEOL 0-04t. Speer, Wyoming, to Eola, Illinois empty unit sand train. BNSF Brush Subdivision at Sand Creek Junction, Commerce City, Colorado, March 7, 2017. 2017 Chip

Construction progress on RTD's Northwest line 

Union Pacific's Belt Line closed the morning of March 7, 2017 for I-beam installation for new Denver RTD Line near Brighton Road / UP Junction.  2017 Chip

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