One C44-9W is all it takes to drag these empty slings over the Palmer Divide, on their trip back for Wind Turbine Blade refill. I believe this train is returning to the plant in Pueblo.
Photo from the 1980s.
CREX 1416 and Grinstein painted SD70MAC 9652 head North with an empty coal train approaching Monument Siding.
KCS 4161 heads South on the single track stretch of the Joint Line between Palmer Lake and Monument.
In late afternoon sun a BNSF manifest train crosses S. Rockrimmon Blvd southbound en route to Texas while Pulpit Rock stands guard in the background. These early GEs look really good in late eveni... (more)
BNSF 8470 heads South with a loaded coal train between the sidings of Monument and Academy.
BNSF 8587 heads South with a loaded coal train at the North siding switch at Monument. Overnight, the trees in the background and bushes in the foreground had been covered with frost.
Canadian Pacific 8856 and Union Pacific 9319 head South with BNSF's unit Sulphur tank train.
BNSF 937, a repainted Warbonnet engine leads an unusual visitor to Colorado, Illinois Central SD70 1015 along with BNSF 895 on a Southbound manifest.
BNSF 5990 and KCS 4583 have just crested the grade and will continue heading downgrade into Denver on Main #2.
The 4th Infantry Division rolls through Castle Rock, Colorado on its way to Fort Carson, courtesy of the Union Pacific.
BNSF 1700 leads the Pikes Peak local Southbound with 12 loads of lime.
BNSF 5757 (ES44AC) leads a coal train through Castle Rock, Colorado and will start the climb over Monument Pass.
UP 8676 (SD70ACe) hauls what appears to be the entire armored compliment of the 4th Infantry Division to Fort Carson, Colorado. Included in this very long train were 72 M-113 armored personnel ca... (more)
The UP needed some heavy muscle to pull this long train of Vestas wind mill turbine parts.