An infrequently seen autorack train heads south out of Palmer Lake on a gorgeous Colorado morning.
Coal empties pick up speed as they descend out of Palmer Lake behind a GEVO and a MAC.
This is just the way I like it: two clean ACes running elephant-style under crystal clear blue skies. BNSF 9273 leads coal south out of Palmer Lake.
UP 6578 leads a string of loaded "Heritage Hoppers" south out of Palmer Lake. I call them Heritage Hoppers because they're made up of older Union Pacific, Burlington Northern, Missouri Pacific, C... (more)
A rare sight in Palmer Lake as a southbound manifest rolls off of Main 2 which is usually reserved for northbound movements.
A faded nose herald does nothing to change the fact that it's still cool to see an SD40-2 on the point on a Class I mainline, even if it is leading a one-car local north toward Denver.
I had climbed this hill with the hopes of a catching the Northbound freight I heard on the scanner. Unfortunately, while I was here I saw 5 consecutive Southbounds and it wasn't until the shadows ... (more)
A one unit wonder drags 70 empty hoppers up the Palmer Divide. Seen here at about the crest of the grade. This was a first for me as the one units jobs usually have at least a one unit DPU.
A one unit wonder drags 70 empty hoppers around the lake at Palmer lake. This was a first for me. If one looks across the lake and from the end of the train follows the line of houses to the right... (more)
More empty coal hoppers race north out of Palmer Lake on their way back to the mines. Once north of Palmer Lake, trains really start to pick up speed once the engines hit MP 51 as most of the tra... (more)
A nice BNSFbonnet leads a northbound manifest out of Palmer Lake and provides an eye-catching show for some cows who reside between Mains 1 and 2.
Coal empties swing into Palmer Lake northbound behind a putrid-looking SD70MAC.
A trio of orange leads an almost-Earthworm grain empty north out of Palmer Lake.
BNSF 4633 has just crested the Palmer Divide and brings a manifest train north through Palmer Lake.