Hello- First off, I hope the subject didn't worry anyone into thinking the Ski Train was truly history! It was just the last run of the 2008 Summer Season. Yesterday I had the pleasure of riding it! I was the guest of one of the car hosts...specifically, the host that worked on the bike car. This is always a good thing because you can keep the doors to the bike car open for the trip up to and back from Winter Park. These days, the vestibule windows on the train have to remain closed. Not too easy to shoot through the closed windows!! In addition to enjoying a great run on the Ski Train, this also gave me a legitimate reason to be on the station platform and snap some shots of the cars in town for the DNC. The Ski Train was all set to depart at 9:00am...unfortunately though, Amtrak had other plans! The westbound California Zephyr was running late and set to arrive right at 9:00am! Almost a half hour later, around 9:25am, we finally pulled out of the station. It was a busy morning on the Moffat. We passed a BNSF manifest at C&S Junction (we were on the North Yard Siding). We then met eastbounds at Leyden, Rocky and Plain and passed the MNYRO at Clay. The eastbound at Plain was a work train, the WPHDVA-22, coming out of Phippsburg. There was nothing at Crescent, but there was an eastbound MRONY tied down in the siding at Plain. We had clear signals the whole way to Winter Park. Once in Winter Park, we quickly dropped off our passengers and then continued west to Tabernash. ====================== 1. The Ski Train sits on Track Two at Denver Union Station, preparing for its final run of the 2008 Summer Season. 2. A Ski Train volunteer runs a bike up the ramp and into the bike car. Passengers can take bikes along for free on the Summer Ski Train. 3. BNSF 7766, sitting on Main Three, is passed by the Ski Train, which has a clear signal at C&S Junction (UP Moffat Tunnel Subdivision). 4. After being wyed at Tabernash, the Ski Train sits on the siding in Fraser until it is time to return to Winter Park to pick up passengers. 5. BNSF's MDVPVJ (Denver to Provo) trackage rights train meets the Ski Train along the platform at Fraser, CO.