Has there ever been a better font to adorn the longhood of a diesel unit than large Rio Grande speed lettering? No, no there has not! Ex-DRGW 3118 rests in the evening light in downtown Colorado... (more)
The Rio Grande in 2010! Only 8 Rio Grande-painted GP40s remain, so it's a nice surprise whenever one ends up powering the Colorado Springs Local. It's just bonus (and bragging) to ... (more)
After dropping its two carloads of sheetrock on this industrail spur, UP 1359 works its way back to the ex-Rock Island main to run back to the yard offices in downtown Colorado Springs.
UP 1359 (ex-DRGW 3118) was once the face of Colorado railroading as it dominated the Rockies in the glory days of the D&RGW, but times have changed. Here, it still earns its keep on the UP Colora... (more)
The UP Colorado Springs Local works its way down the ex-Rock Island main with two cars for a local industry. Will I ever get tired of seeing Rio Grande gold working in front of Pikes Peaks? No, ... (more)
The Rio Grande is back in Colorado Springs! Not sure how long this unit will be in town but while it's here, it will provide power for the UP Local. This was a lucky sunlit catch as the clouds c... (more)
Coal loads are on the move again after a brief stop in Greenland (in case you couldn't figure out where this shot was taken). The old Denver & Rio Grande Western relic stands tall across the biso... (more)
BNSF coal trains usually run 2x2 on the Joint Line but today BNSF 8800 leads a 4-headed empty along the siding at Academy. The Joint Line was clogged this morning by another coal empty that went ... (more)
After flying a Cessna 172 from Colorado Springs to the St. Louis-area totaling 8.6 hours and two diverts spread over a day and a half thanks to severe thunderstorms in Missouri and then sitting tr... (more)
A pair of DPU ACes shoves on the end of a loaded coal train as it slowly makes its way up the grade southbound on Main 1.
A clean BNSF 6345 leads coal empties north through the S-curves heading into Larkspur on a beautiful Colorado evening..
Coal empties work their way north into Palmer Lake behind a grungy GEVO. This might be the first time I can say that an H2 MAC's paint looks better than a Swoosh'd GEVO's...
An infrequently seen autorack train heads south out of Palmer Lake on a gorgeous Colorado morning.
Coal empties pick up speed as they descend out of Palmer Lake behind a GEVO and a MAC.
This is just the way I like it: two clean ACes running elephant-style under crystal clear blue skies. BNSF 9273 leads coal south out of Palmer Lake.