sounthbound coal train Palmer Lake, CO
BNSF 4892 makes excellent progress up the 1.4% grade to the Palmer Divide. It's easy to tell why so many photographers love this area, the plateaus in the background look other-worldly.
A pair of veteran ex-Santa Fe Warbonnets (along with a hidden H2 Dash 9) leads a short but heavy concrete train north into Palmer Lake. Nice to catch these SD75Ms leading trains again!
northbound Kansas City to Denver train KCKDEN heading north out of Palmer Lake, CO with new 737 fuselages for Boeing on the head end
Colour problems made by Burlington Northern.... Fortunately, this was a rare look in the BN fleet. BN 5612 is a U25C, ex Northern Pacific. F45 6618 is a former Great Northern engine.
southbound BNSF Pikes Peak Local led by a MAC with what appears to be a hand painted BN on the nose. This local runs south out of Denver to Kelker siding south of Colorado Springs on the BNSF Pike... (more)
KCS 4701 leads a flood detour manifest northbound out of Palmer Lake, CO on the Joint Line
The northbound Joint Line Santa Fe local heads for Denver at the old flyover at Spruce. Pike's Peak appears in the distant background (the snowy mountain).
BNSF Pikes Peak Local northbound on UP Colorado Springs Sub north of Palmer Lake
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