Special move of new Talgo equipment from Pueblo test center to Denver on Joint Line climbing the Monument Divide near Palmer Lake
A relatively short but steep hike will get you this unique perspective of Palmer Lake. A northbound has just crested the summit at Palmer Lake while a loaded southbound sits in the Sag waiting for... (more)
After the second snow storm this week dropped another few inches of snow around Palmer Lake, a clear blue sky made for some excellent photo ops. Here, a BNSF coal load approaches Greenland on Colo... (more)
looking right at home it the snow but far from home rails CSX 580 leads a northbound BNSF manifest through Palmer Lake, CO after a fresh snowfall yesterday
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 pair of new ACe's lead a southbound BNSF coal load through the "SAG", an area where trains being held at Palmer Lake, CO stop because the grade eases up here a couple north of Palmer Lake
Cascade green and ducks: On July 14, 1987, another Burlington Northern coal empty passes the shore of Palmer Lake on Colorado’s infamous Joint Line. A General Electric C30-7 leads three U30Cs in t... (more)
An elderly couple enjoy a beautiful day of fishing as a southbound BN unit coal train passes Palmer Lake on June 4, 1988.
Two Executive painted SD70MAC's leads a long string of coal over the Palmer Divide just minutes before the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains. The train is passing a railroad landmark called the ... (more)
Quite the surprise! Two of the reactivated SD60M's have been assigned to BNSF's Pikes Peak local with the pretty one in the lead. This very heavy local just crested the summit, and is on the downh... (more)
A proper photo: After years of shooting trains with a point and shoot camera, this marks the first photo on Railpictures with a proper DSLR. Here, UP 6571 leads the weekly Martin Drake Power coal ... (more)
One of the many BNSF coal loads on Colorado's Joint Line just crested the summit at Palmer Lake. It's now beginning its downhill run as BNSF 6248 rounds the sweeping curve.
Wearing the short lived 5990 number series, the 5998 heads North towards Denver.
UP 6653 heading up a southbound train of covered hoppers near the grade crossing in Palmer Lake, Colorado.
A Burlington Northern coal empty approaches the top of the grade at Palmer Lake on Colorado’s Joint Line on the afternoon of July 8, 1985. Four GE C30-7s lead a lone EMD SD40-2 up the grade.