A surprisingly clean BNSF 9700 leads coal empties north through Palmer Lake. I've been seeing a lot of matched Executive MAC sets on the Joint Line lately, not sure why, but they beat the heck ou... (more)
southbound BNSF manifest train Palmer Lake, CO
Coal empties accelerate down the grade as they leave Palmer Lake on another beautiful Colorado morning.
BNSF southbound coal train Palmer Lake, CO
BNSF 4984 accelerates out of Palmer Lake as it descends down the north side of the Palmer Divide.
Another ACe-led coal train works north out of Palmer Lake. I love how the Greenland Open Space tends to make trains look like model railroads at times!
BNSF 9316 leads coal empties out of Palmer Lake and through the Greenland Open Space. Due to flooding out to the east, the Joint Line will see amost double the normal traffic flow for the next 2 ... (more)
And old red and silver Dash 9 along with a re-painted SD75M lead a grain train south out of Palmer Lake.
A BN SD40-2 and two C30-7s lead coal empties from Texas back to the Powder River Basin. The BNSF merger is a little over a year old, but this photo could easily have been taken 10 years prior to ... (more)
northbound grain empty approaching Palmer Lake, CO
got lucky with a "sucker hole" in the clouds as BNSF's northbound Pikes Peak Local passed through Larkspur, CO
southbound BNSF coal load rounding Palmer Lake, CO led by a pair of old tired and worn original BN MACs
Coal loads work south toward the southern end of the Greenland Open Space as a lone horse chows down. I love the Greenland Open Space: miles and miles of near-unmarked beauty and very little civi... (more)
Two SD75Ms and a faded GEVO lead a short concrete train north through Palmer Lake. BNSF typically has a spare unit on the spur track here, but I haven't seen one for a couple of months now.
Coal loads work south out of Palmer Lake behind older EMD veterans.