No, it's not Montana, it's Longs Peak siding between Longmont and Berthoud, CO...but a 17mm lens will make any sky look as big as any view in Montana!
The Laurel to Denver train chugs slowly to the top of Berthoud Hill at south Longs Peak with BNSF 1122 leading the trio of power.
In another shot using my el-cheapo Tamron
zoom lens and 1.4x teleconverter, I caught
the Laurel To Denver train climbing Berthoud
Hill near the north switch of the Longs Peak
Canon EOS 5D
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 + 1.4x converter @ 420mm
ISO 800 f/16 1/800s
Another photo from my trip to the Colorado Rail Museum. This is one of the various steam engines that the M&PPRY used to climb to the top of Pike's Peak - a journey from roughly 6000' elevation to 14,110'. The cogged track is visible at the base of the locomotive
RailroadForums.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com