Mere weeks before the BNSF merger, a typical trio of matched Burlington Northern SD70MACs lead a UFIX coal train south. Trailing is a seemingly endless string of ACF Coalveyors and Berwick Bathtu... (more)
A loaded coal train traverses the Joint Line behind an appropriate pair of BNSF SD70MACs. The lead unit wears as-delivered BN "executive" paint, with a tasteful BNSF cab patch and logo on the nos... (more)
Five 3000 horsepower GE’s (C30-7’s and a U30C), all elephant-style, bring 111 cars of southbound coal into the “sag” at Palmer Lake, Colorado.
BNSF 9081 rests awaiting its call to duty in the Palmer Lake house track, while an autorack train rolls by on Main 2 on Colorado's Joint Line.
Another trainload of Powder River coal approaches Palmer Lake, Colorado. The Burlington Northern typically assigned C30-7’s, SD40-2’s, and U30C’s, and all three types are represented here.
A BNSF manifest twists its way into Palmer Lake, Colorado, hitting a patch of pure sun amongst thin clouds.
Just after sunrise, a pair of SD70s hustles an empty unit coal train northbound, skirting the shore of Palmer Lake.
BNSF 9337 (SD70ACe) pushes a coal train through Palmer Lake
BNSF twice a week northbound Pikes Peak Local passing through Palmer Lake after an April snow
BNSF 1993 leads the Pikes Peak Local through the post-hoar frost wintry scene in Palmer Lake, CO. Learn more at Joint Range R... (more)
A young railfan gets a video of BNSF 5993 (ES44AC) pulling into Palmer Lake, Colorado.
BNSF 5934 (ES44AC) snakes through the 'S' curves leading to Palmer Lake, Colorado.
BNSF 6047 (ES44AC) circles Palmer Lake as it takes a loaded coal train south towards Colorado Springs.
BNSF 6047 (ES44AC) leads a loaded coal train towards Palmer Lake, passing the trusty chase vehicle that has seen over 91,000 miles in just less than three years.