The storm that dumped buckets of rain to the north is now off to the east, and the sun has even popped out as a coal train rolls south on the Joint Line towards the single track at Palmer Lake.
A BNSF work train works north into Palmer Lake behind a rolling billboard of the mindless, a TFM SD70MAC, and another MAC.
Unit auto-rack train southbound.
Northbound coal empties descend the north side of the Palmer Divide behind a GEVO and...what the hell is that second unit?!? At first glance as it came around the bend I thought it was an Oakway,... (more)
When heading out to 'fan the Joint Line, one expects to see a glut of faded H1 MACs, faded GEVOs, and H2 Dash 9s with the prize catch being a rare SD70ACe on the point. So when Conrail's very fir... (more)
Pikes Peak Local stops at the signals to request authority and get a track warrant to proceed down the wrong main to Denver.
A coal train holds for a northbound as a massive storm rolls through the valley.
BNSF 8800 crests the top of the hill at Palmer Lake as seen from the top of Ben Lohman mountain. The view from here is quite incredible and I wish I would have had time to shoot a few more trains ... (more)
BNSF 8800 crests the top of the hill at Palmer Lake as seen from the top of Ben Lohman mountain. Unfortunately I would only get one train from here as after waiting a couple of hours for this trai... (more)
Info from the locals is it's rare to see the Pikes Peak Local in the daylight, especially when it's about to head up the southbound main on the journey to Denver. Thanks Joe!
Northbound empty heads downhill to Denver while a rare autorack train on the Front Range crests the grade in Palmer Lake.
DPU for a northbound empty coal train "over/under" manned helpers for southbound grain train.