Denver & Rio Grande Western [Southern Pacific]
Winter Park, Colorado (Moffat Tunnel)
June 10, 1996

Sooner or later trains really do emerge from the hole in the ground that is Moffat Tunnel. Here a westbound freight emerges from the west portal. From here, in the words of one engineer, the train will plummet "like a bowling ball out of a chute," requiring careful control for the next few miles.

This page posted 7/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.