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Rather than writing up a "Train Log", I decided to try my hand at a Digital Publication. I hope this will be the first of many digital publications in the future. The goal is to produce 1-2 a year. This particular issues focuses on Tennessee Pass. Specifically, a trip over the pass on July 11, 2015. To view the first ColoradoRailfan digital magazine, click the image to the left. In addition to the publication, check out all the pictures (and more) by clicking here and going to the normal photo gallery.

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Operation Lifesaver on the Zephyr
12 pictures from 1/25/2023


It's a Very Late Zephyr Day!
12 pictures from 1/24/2023


Denver Area Action
14 pictures from 1/22/2023

 

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Winter Park Express, Zephyr, and Provo-Denver (12 pics) - Added 1/20/2023
Amtrak and Denver Provo (7 pics) - Added 12/18/2022
UP Hospital Train (UP 3985, UP 5511) (38 pics) - Added 11/11/2022
Zephyr with Heritage "Pepsi Can" (5 pics) - Added 10/11/2022
Morning Moffat Meet (6 pics) - Added 8/30/2022
Four ALC-42s on the Zephyr (3 pics) - Added 8/25/2022
Fraser Valley Action (8 pics) - Added 7/24/2022
Westbound Zephyr in Frozen February (2 pics) - Added 2/24/2022
Morning Meet at Eisele (Clay) (7 pics) - Added 11/11/2021
Two BNSF Trains in Two Hours (4 pics) - Added 11/7/2021

 

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Week Of Sunday, February 5, 2023


The rocks above Tunnel One are always an inviting place to hang out and watch westbounds! Such is the case here as this coal empty...with a LOT of power...climbs toward the east portal of Tunnel One. Only the first three units are actually online, however. The other five units are offline and will be set out in the yard at Glenwood Springs to serve as swing power for eastbound loads coming out of Grand Junction.

One other thing that I like about this picture. Through pure coincidence, the ID of this picture is 103911, marking the 3,911th picture added to my site. I find it happy that this picture should be added on the 10th Anniversary of September 11th. Photo taken on Sunday, September 11, 2011.

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Denver's Ski Train: A Last Look 
Friday, February 3, 2012 -
Good Friday Afternoon-  
 
This winter is now the third winter season without a Ski Train running west out of Denver. The final run of the train was on Sunday, March 29th, 2009. The train had a very unceremonious ending. While I think most railfans figured the train was running on borrowed time, we also figured we'd have advanced warning of the final season. Yet less than two months after that last run, the train was sold and headed north to Canada.  
 
I have put together a show in tribute to the train. I loved shooting it and tried to get out at least one day each weekend that it ran. These pictures (with the exception of two) were taken between 2002 and 2009. There are two pictures in the "summer" section of the show that were taken in 1998. I'll bet you can figure out which two they are!  
 
I created two versions of the show. One that is just the slideshow and a second that has pop-up commentary. Most slides in this version have pop-ups indicating the location of the photo or other notes about the shot.  
 
This is a Photodex ProShow, so you do need a plugin to be able to watch it. The web browser plug-in is free and located near the bottom of this page:  
http://www.photodex.com/proshow/plugins  
 
The show is nearly 20 minutes long, so grab a drink and get comfortable before watching! Here is the link:  
http://www.coloradorailfan.com/TrainLog/logs.asp?p=201201  
 
Hope you enjoy the show and have a great weekend.  
 
Kevin Morgan  
Webmaster, ColoradoRailfan.com  

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About the Webmaster
Hello! My name is Kevin Morgan and I have been a Railfan as long as I can remember. Without question, my dad is to blame for this more than anyone. He never worked for a railroad, but he did get very much into photography (of trains, specifically) in the late 1970's. I was first in North Yard in Denver when I was a mere two weeks old!

Today, I am in my thirty-somethings and I have two daughters of my own. As they are getting older, their interest in trains is waning a bit in favor of more girlish things. I suppose this is inevitable, but the three of us will still go out together for some picture taking of our own. Every other week, they visit their grandparents for a night and that is frequently the time when I will try to get trackside for some shots.

In my professional life, I am a computer programmer. That worked out quite well as it allowed me to design and build my entire website. People who have asked me what program I used to create it, I respond with "a good text editor and a lot of time".

I did some film photography in the late 1990's, but a lack of money contributed to the relatively few pictures I did take. I got my first digital camera for Christmas in 2001. It was a Minota DImage and was more of a fancy point-and-shoot. My first digital SLR was a Canon D60 which I got in October 2002. Since then, I have been shooting all Canon. I've gone through a Canon Rebel XT, Canon 20D and Canon 40D since I got that D60 in 2002. My current equipment includes the Canon 40D, a Canon IS 28-135mm lens and a Canon L-Series IS 300mm fixed lens. The Rebel XT bit the dust not long ago and I have yet to replace it, so currently I only have a single camera body. My post-processing is done in Adobe Lightroom and/or Adobe Photoshop Elements. On most of my more-recent pictures, the camera EXIF information is available at the bottom of each page.

So perhaps we'll run in to each other trackside sometime! If you see me (and the girls!) out in our Jeep, stop and say hello.

Questions or comments, feel free to send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

One Year Ago...
This Photo was taken about one year ago on
Thursday, February 24, 2022.
Amazing how fast time goes by. You can click the date above to view all the photos from that day.



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Five Years Ago...
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
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Ten Years Ago...
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Saturday, February 23, 2013.
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Saturday, February 23, 2013

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