Minus the BNSF renumbering, this was a common scene back in the BN Days during the 90s before the merger. Seen here, the Longmont Switch notches up leaving Longmont going up the middle of Atwood S... (more)
After clearing the Short Transfer Switch, the Longmont Switcher pauses on Atwood Street as the brakeman realigns the switch for the main and will walk back to the head end before heading north.
Many have gathered around "The Living Legend" to witness the breathing machine that is known as UP 844. They are stopped here in Greeley, CO for a quick service stop before heading north to Cheyen... (more)
Running on an flashing yellow, an coal empty with a few GEs in tow roll on through the west end of Rollins as they head west towards the Moffat Tunnel. At Tolland, they will wait in the siding to ... (more)
Between July 23rd and July 29th, BNSF shut down the Front Range Subdivision between Laurel Street and Cherry Street to replace the entire section of Mason Street with new track. Sadly, an era of t... (more)
Three GEVOs ease down on this coal empty that is seen going through Highland, where they will stop at Longs Peak to meet a Southbound Laurel - Denver.
It's rare to see the Rocky Local go up the mountain and this is no exception. The local is seen rounding the curve at Blue Mountain Road at the base of Coal Creek Canyon. They had to go to Pinecli... (more)
Rounding the curve at Big Ten Curve, Amtrak #6 coasts downgrade past the wind break placed here by the DRGW and on the approach towards Rocky and eventually Denver.
Making its way westward, an AC6044CW and 5 more GEs lead empty coal hoppers from the Public Service Company (Xcel Energy) in Denver, CO to Energy Mine, WY just west of Pinecliffe, CO.
Four SD40-2s lead the Longmont Switcher back into Longmont after doing work in Loveland and Fort Collins on a pleasant sunny late afternoon.
Racing against the storm, two C44-9Ws lead Military Tanks out of Longmont as a Thunderstorm comes off the of the Front Range Foothills and head northeast.
Two Geeps run lite as they slowly roll through the small town of Hygiene on their way to Lyons. Even though 3030 still has a GP40X body, this is one of 10 GP40X's the BNSF derated to 2500HP. The r... (more)
BN 541968 still looks grand after working so many years in coal service on BN and BNSF. Now, it works as a MOW Hopper, seeing being used on a Tie Work Train in Longmont.
As the sun starts to set across the Rocky Mountains, the Longmont Turn returns back to Longmont after picking up their train at Lyons and they are seen coming into the town of Hygiene.
As the sun continues to descend in the western skies above the Rocky Mountains, the Longmont Turn slowly rolls along the Jointed Rail on the Lyons Branch near Hygiene.