Monthly Archives: May 2011

2011: Eldorado Springs

On May 30th, Lisa and I traveled back to Eldorado Springs, this time to do a little Ghostfanning and getting in another hike.

We will hike along old Denver, Utah, and Pacific roadbed that never saw tracks laid as they raced to find a route through the Rockies.

We will also stop at the Visitor Center to help orientate ourselves to find the base on the old Funicular Railway that went up to the Crags Hotel near the D&RGW tracks above.

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2011: Tunnel District

Lisa and I did some moderate hiking today in Eldorado Canyon State Park where she told me that we might get a little Railfanning in at the top of the trail.

After climbing 1,200 feet in elevation change taking in great views of the mountain canyon along Rattlesnake Gulch Trail we reach a section of the Tunnel District. We had several great views of Tunnel#8, the Daylighted #9 and if I would have known exactly where we were we were also on top of Tunnel #10.

We got the California Zephyr (running late as normal), followed by a massive UP Freight, and also caught a work train. All heading west bound.

Here is just a couple of teaser shots until a later RRAdventures topic is done on this outing.

As we head home we stop by to find where the old C&S/UP Depot was moved to as well…

Boulder, CO

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