With its 8-ft diameter Santa Fe “circle-cross” herald looking almost as good as the day when it was applied to this waycar, this familiar form of the Santa Fe logo hasn’t changed too much since it... (more)
Originally built by the ATSF in their 500 series class in 1948, this waycar was later rebuilt into the Ce-3 class by the West Wichita, Kansas shops in 1968. With the new lease on life also came an... (more)
How do you unload welded rail? It actually handles like wet noodles, very flexible. Candidate first rail is winched off the rack, a hole cut in the end to which a chain is threaded, and the cha... (more)
southbound BNSF coal train on Joint Line Pikes Peak Sub near Nixon Power Plant close to station of Pinon
9257 comes out of the mountains and past pikes peak with yet another loaded coal train this line moves more coal than ive ever seen quite impressive!!
Coal empties blast northbound on Main 2 along a less scenic portion of the Joint Line south of Colorado Springs. This was supposed to be a shot of UP 1989, but the Rio Grande heritage unit never ... (more)
Empties meet loads at Fountain, CO the site of the southernmost flyover of three that once existed on the Jointline.
BNSF 5901 on its way south through Fountain.
BNSF 5255 makes its way along I-25 on its way south through Fountain.
As I was composing this shot waiting on the train, a state police officer appeared at my window and asked me what I was taking a picture of. I told him I was waiting on a train, and wanted to fra... (more)
Due to track maintenance on track 1, this mixed freight heads south towards Pueblo on track 2 which is primarily used for northbound trains.
A long and loaded coal train continues its journey south on the Joint Line.
5845 leads a train of empty coal hopper cars North into Colorado Springs, CO
A unit grain train waits behind 3 coal trains, a freight train and a UP local because of MoW work on the Joint Line.