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.
Coal empties work north past the formerly iconic Palmer Lake. It's been an extremely dry summer along the Front Range, so dry that Palmer Lake has evaporated into nothing more than a few puddles ... (more)
Empty cement hoppers work their way down the grade out of Palmer Lake.
BNSF 9816, with its unique white number boards, leads an empty coal train through Palmer Lake. I'm not sure how long the Crème and Greens are going to be around, so I'm glad I was able to snag on... (more)
And here I thought my days in Colorado were done! Not quite. I'm in the Lower 48 on a business trip so when the opportunity presented itself, I figured I'd hit up my old stomping grounds to see ... (more)
Richard Beal photo:
Wheeling some pigs down south on the Joint Line, ATSF had some good lashups in the 80's
On an overcast spring day in 1983, Burlington Northern coal trains meet at Palmer Lake, Colorado. At right is a loaded train from Wyoming's Powder River Basin, throttling up to continue its southw... (more)
northbound Kansas City to Denver train HKCKDEN has just topped the Palmer Divide and will be in dynamic braking most of the next fifty miles into Denver a couple of miles north of Palmer Lake, CO
southbound BNSF Pikes Peak Local climbing toward Palmer Divide near Palmer Lake, CO
northbound BNSF coal empty passing dwindling and drying up Palmer Lake, CO