a southbound BNSF coal train negotiates the numerous curves approaching Monument, CO, after a late season snowfall
A short but heavy cement train grinds up the Palmer Divide seen here exiting the Air Force Academy on the approach to Monument where they will meet a south loaded coal train. Once stopped this tra... (more)
A cool, crisp Monday morning on Colorado's Joint Line yielded a southbound coal load with a brand new SD70ACe second out.
Three generations of GE locomotives power this colorful manifest south through Monument.
The ACe-end of a coal empty works its way north to meet southbound Union Pacific coal at Monument. BNSF typically runs their coal trains in a 2x2 set up, but this one was sporting a lone DPU.
Rocky Mountain High An empty coal train tries its hand at climbing the grueling grade towards Palmer Lake as it crosses one of the few remaining bridges bearing the name of this line’s ori... (more)
a pair of brand new FXE ACe's led BNSF's southbound Laurel, MT to Lubbock, TX at Monument, CO
BNSF 975 looks sharp as it leads an empty unit concrete train through the curves just south of Monument.
After meeting a northbound empty, BNSF 9263 pulls south off the Monument siding with another string of loaded coal hoppers. Photo taken with a Canon Powershot ELPH 300HS.
A pair of elephant MACs leads coal south off the siding in Monument after meeting northobund blades. The Executive paint scheme is really starting to show its age, now dull enough to blend in wit... (more)
One of a seemingly endless stream of Powder River coal loads heads south on the Joint Line.
BNSF's twice a week northbound Pikes Peak Local climbs out of Monument, CO towards the Palmer Divide
northbound BNSF Colorado Springs to Denver Pikes Peak Local with GP30 rebuild in latest paint scheme leading an unusual GP50-SD70MAC power combo departing siding at Monument, CO