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.
Two types of horsepower converge at Palmer Lake in 1990. This coal has just come to a stop as the helpers prepare to cutoff and runaround the caboose which will be added back on to the coal train.
Just another average run-of-the-mill ACe making money for Buffett.
Palmer Lake in better times. Back in May, it was evident the lake was drying up, but the water that makes Palmer a Lake was still here. Several weeks after taking this photo, the Lake was reduced ... (more)
BNSF's Pikes Peak Local sported some neet power, An SD45-2 rebuild and a Santa Fe painted SD40-2 lead this days Pikes Peak Local down to Colorado Springs. The SD45-2 rebuild is one of 10 on the sy... (more)
After lugging a hefty 106 car manifest upgrade to the Summit at Palmer Lake, now the dynamics are kicking in for the descent down to Denver.
BNSF 6165 heads up a southbound coal train coming around the curve just past Palmer Lake. Frost can be seen on the trees higher up, thanks to the low-lying clouds that have been over the area all... (more)
Baretables work north through Palmer Puddles behind a pair of Dash 9s.
With a malfunctioning ATCS and my scanner still in Alaska, it was one of those days where the best course of action was to just pick a spot and wait. After helplessly waiting for a couple of hour... (more)
With a hint of Fall color in the air, a Southbound loaded coal train led by BNSF 6084 heads down the grade toward Monument.
BNSF's twice a week southbound Pikes Peak Local rounding the big curve at Palmer Lake, CO
With all of the AC traction motors that BNSF has, it is somewhat surprising to see a DC motor leading a coal train. BNSF C44-9W 5482 heads North on Main #2 just North of Palmer Lake.