Denver & Rio Grande Western [Southern Pacific]
Colorado (Big Ten Curve)
June 8, 1996
Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr/Desert Wind rounds the Big Ten Curve as it continues its climb of the Front Range west of Denver. The line of trees visible ahead of the train is a windbreak anchored by a number of rock-filled hoppers on an abandoned siding along the main; trains have been known to be blown off the tracks here. Seen from Blue Mountain Road (above Clay Siding).
This page posted 7/1/2018; revised 8/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.