Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Zephyr

 

This is Amtrak's California Zephyr coming out of the West Portal of the famous (at least to rail fans) Moffat Tunnel, in Winter Park, CO. I froze my feet standing in the snow to get this shot, but it was so worth it! We saw several trains going thru the tunnel, which cuts thru the Continental Divide between Rollinsville, CO and Winter Park- six miles tunneled thru solid Rocky Mountain stone. Used mainly for freight by Union Pacific, the Zephyr also comes thru twice a day on it's trip between Chicago and Oakland/San Francisco.

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