Just another SB train on the Joint Line. In the foreground the defect detector bakes in the summer sun which also powers it. Great little spot to kick back with a lawn chair, a good book and a c... (more)
First train of the day over snow covered rails was BNSF's twice weekly northbound Pikes Peak Local approaching Greenland
Running up the grade through wide open Greenland is a well powered freight train. Moving at nearly 30mph rather than the 10mph a coal load could do on a good day.
Because of maintainance work on the normal southbound main track number one this coal load was climbing into Greenland, CO, on the normal northbound main number two between Littleton and Palmer La... (more)
It's not a Joint Line trip without a picture of the Big Red Barn!
On July 28, a rare Amtrak special from Denver to Pueblo ran down the Joint Line with several big names on board, chiefly the CEO of Amtrak, Siemens officials, and FRA representatives. They were he... (more)
BNSF 4182 is leading a southbound BNSF manifest past the often photographed red barn at Greenland, CO, on the normal northbound only main two.
BNSF 5270 is climbing it's way out of Larkspur, CO, running wrong main southbound on normal northbound main #2 with a grain train approaching Greenland, CO. Traffic between Palmer Lake and Littlet... (more)
DPU's shoving northbound on the Joint Line, at the end of an mty coal move. (Thanks to Joe B. for acting as tour guide this day.)
A southbound manifest in farm country on the Joint Line.
An interesting mix of power helps assist this BNSF freight up the grade at Greenland. BNSF have been critically short on power, so they've been borrowing power for the summer season.
a northbound BNSF blade train was approaching Greenland, CO, on the Joint Line with FXE power.
Another in a endless parade of southbound coal loads grinds towards the Palmer Divide as it passes the Greenland Ranch.
BNSF 727 leads a detoured unit steel train south on the Joint Line.