The crew of BNSF 6929 (SD40-2) wiat for a signal change so they can take a mixed freight through Denver on the Joint Line.
BNSF 6098 (ES44AC) pairs up with an Executive painted unit and runs south on the Joint Line past the former Gates Rubber Company.
From atop the bluff over looking Palmer Lake a spectacular view can be had in all directions. A northbound is about to crest the summit of the Palmer Divide and will soon be on the down hill side ... (more)
A NB BNSF empty coal train rolls through the middle of Colorado Springs. In the background is Cheyenne Mountain home of Norad.
A SB BNSF coal train led by two new ES44AC rolls beneath the shadow of Pikes Peak near Kelker , CO on what would be a fantastic day for trains.
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) Light Rail line runs next to the Joint Line through Denver. Here a local UP freight heads south through Denver while pushing a load of wood, and is pace... (more)
With a hint of Fall color in the air, a Southbound loaded coal train led by BNSF 6084 heads down the grade toward Monument.
Richard Beal photo:
Wheeling some pigs down south on the Joint Line, ATSF had some good lashups in the 80's
BN C30-7 5553 leads a pair of C30-7's and a pair of SD60's, one Soo Line and one from Oakway Leasing under a threatning sky on a South bound Public Service of Colorado coal load.
Thunder over Palmer Lake: A Santa Fe GP20 on a weedsprayer train waits out a storm over Palmer Lake, Colorado. I don’t remember the exact exposure of this photo, but I set the lens to f22 and with... (more)
A pair of KCS SD70ACe's, 4013 and 4102 pay a visit to Colorado as they power a Denver to Amarillo freight South over the Joint Line
Heading North on Main 2 between Palmer Lake and Greenland are a trio of engines more associated with hauling coal trains instead of a short 25 car manifest.
ES44AC's 5743 and 6143 sandwich SD70AC... (more)
BNSF General Electric model ES44C4 6793 leads an older GE model, that being Norfolk Southern model C40-8 #8753 on a short Southbound manifest train on Main 1 at Greenland on Colorado's Joint Line.
Heading Home. After a long days work, BNSF 6329 (ES44AC) passes through Castle Rock on the Joint Line and heads towards Denver after helping a train get over Palmer Divide.