As a westbound empty coal train rounds the curve out of Lake Park, the eastbound Wadena Local passes through with three loads of lumber for points east.
BNSF Pikes Peak Local heading south on the Joint Line at the "sag" a couple miles north of Palmer Lake
Continuing west, we catch up with them as they continue to roll along at 10 MPH. They are seen approaching the small town of Hygiene.
Rolling along the jointed rail at 10 MPH west of Hygiene, the Longmont Turn takes a cut of cement hoppers to the CEMEX Plant in Medberry.
Led by a GP39V still in BN paint, the Longmont Turn slowly accelerates away from the Valmont power plant heading toward it's next assignment on a warm January afternoon.
The Longmont Turn on the right patiently waits on the Turkey Lead for the Laurel, MT to Denver, CO Manifest to clear, seen here on the right. The DPU is currently passing the Colorado and Southern... (more)
Two Geeps idle near the servicing tracks as the East Local arrives on the main in the distance. BNSF 2962 is a rebuilt GP35, originally built for the B&O.
Right at sunrise, the Devils Lake local rolls out of Grand Forks to begin its work out west. This is currently the only freight operation west of Larimore due to the high water west of Devils Lake... (more)
The Mayville Local cruises westward over the Freshwater Coulee. This train typically departs Grand Forks on Monday and Thursday mornings, but it was held back today, allowing for this angle.
The return leg of the Grand Forks to Cass Lake turn rolls around the curve through East Grand Forks on a very pleasant August evening.
A good looking BN leads the way west, on 102.
Right behind the coal empties is a short South Local on its way out to do some work.
I was hoping for a matched set of H1 SD40-2s on today's Pikes Peak Local, but two Geeps in Cascade Green was a nice consolation! Here the duo is underway again after waiting for a southbound coal... (more)
The Pikes Peak Local creeps through Larkspur on the heels of a southbound coal train and across the classic Santa Fe bridge on the south side of town. Can you spot Hello Kitty in this photo?
BNSF Pikes Peak Local passing through Palmer Lake, CO