On what was a magnificient Saturday in Colorado BNSF 4701 with a loaded grain train in tow crests the Palmer Divide at Palmer Lake, CO and provides a nice reflection in the still, windless waters ... (more)
After waiting for a northbound SD75M-led manifest to clear off the single track, BNSF 9227 is underway southbound, this time descending down the Palmer Divide. This train will meet a northbound a... (more)
A BNSF coal load crests the summit of the Palmer Divide. From this perspective you can see the many curves used to crest the summit from the south. the dirt trail on the opposite side of the lake ... (more)
3 units on the rear end of a southbound coal load seen passing Palmer Lake.
Coal empties roll north into Palmer Lake over a bed of fresh ballast. For the longest time, the sweeping curve through Palmer Lake had a speed restriction placed on it but no more! It's nice to ... (more)
After staring at the red signal at the end of Main 1 and watching five northbounds depart the single track portion of the Joint Line, the Pikes Peaks Local is underway again as the crew gives an e... (more)
This southbound Unit Grain GCOMPTN is cutting off the rear motor here at Palmer Lake.The rear unit is a manned helper out of Denver, it pushed the train south to here.It will return north to Denv... (more)
southbound BNSF manifest train running on normal northbound main at "sag" a few miles north of Palmer Lake, CO
northbound BNSF manifest train passing Palmer Lake, CO
Northbound manifest twists into Palmer Lake behind a trio of Dash 9s, the second of which sports a fresh coat of Swoosh.
BNSF 6337 leads it's train south through the S-Curve north of Palmer Lake. Off to the right is the old flyover, abandoned after the USRA re-alignment in the 1910's.
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)