OmniTRAX's 9647 (a former Canadian National GP40-2LW) gets ready to hit the main line and take a freight into the BNSF's North Yard in Fort Collins, Colorado.
BNSF 3127, a former Burlington Northern GP50, and BNSF 2549, a former Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe GP30 which was rebuilt as a GP39-3, head back to Denver after dropping off a string of autorack car... (more)
The expansive vista of Colorado's Front Range allows one to see a whole loaded coal train as it makes its way from Sedalia to Castle Rock.
The BNSF engine servicing facility in Denver is active as a trio of heavies get repositioned to receive fuel and sand.
An ACe and a MAC pull a heavy coal train over the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe bridge in Larkspur, Colorado
BNSF 3127 (GP50) pulls a string of autoracks past a satellite facility for Comcast Cable in Douglas County, north of Sedalia, Colorado.
The front BNSF engine 'picked the switch', resulting in both sets of trucks on the engines and the front set of wheels on the hopper slipping off the tracks.
BNSF 9337 (SD70ACe) shoves a coal train up the steep grade from Larkspur to Palmer Lake, Colorado, passing over the old Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe bridge. The roughly 20 mile stretch from Castl... (more)
BNSF 5993 (ES44AC) leads a coal train into the "S" curves leading into Palmer Lake, Colorado.
BNSF 6047 (ES44AC) crosses over a decorative stone tunnel as it leads a coal train into Palmer Lake.
BNSF 6413 (ES44AC) muscles a coal train up the grade towards Larkspur, Colorado.
A railfan takes a video of BNSF 5993 (ES44AC) as it pulls a loaded coal train towards Palmer Lake, Colorado.
BNSF 6047 (ES44AC) pulls hard on a load of coal through Castle Rock, Colorado and slowly climbs to the next town. There is a 500 feet elevation change to Larkspur which is 11 miles away, and anot... (more)
Bluebonnet BNSF 6047 (GP39-2) gets help from a crewman to guide it back to the intermodal facility, which coincidentally sits next to the UP's North Yard.
A spring snow storm does little to slow the progress of BNSF coal on the Joint Line.