A morning northbound empty coal train with solid EMD power (head end and rear DPU) has crested the grade at Palmer Lake and will now pick up speed on the downgrade run to Denver.
On a recent trip home to Colorado I was able to re-visit a few of my favorite places on the Jointline as seen here at a location known as the Sag a few miles north of Palmer Lake. A southbound coa... (more)
Fresh Colorado powder provides the scene as another round of coal heads south to Texas.
A pair of Executive MACs in fading light is making the tough slog up the grade towards the summit of Palmer Lake.
A Southbound manifest nears the Palmer Divide as it works hard up the last half mile of the climb up from Denver.
BNSF 9310 is the first in a fleet of 7 Northbounds to pass Palmer Lake in the next hour.
BNSF 8925 leads this Northbound empty as it passes through Palmer Lake.
Amtrak's special move to get unit #600 to the Pueblo test track passes Palmer Lake on its way south.
With a wagon wheel mac leading the way, this Northbound coal empty passes a dry Palmer Lake on the Joint Line.
Northbound tonnage tops the Palmer Divide as it enters Main 2 for the trip to Denver.
Working it's way north down the BNSF/UP Joint Line, BNSF 9616 hits double track at Palmer Lake. This train ended a parade of 7 Northbounds within 1 hour.
BNSF 9818 North passes through Palmer Lake with empty's in tow.
Late in the day, a southbound coal load negotiates the reverse curve just north of Palmer Lake.
BN5935 with upcoming storm in the background
UP's southbound NIxon coal train was pulling through the "sag" a few miles north of the top of the Palmer Divide at Palmer Lake