northbound BNSF coal load is near the end of it's climb out of Denver to the top of the Palmer Divide at Palmer Lake, CO
southbound empty UP hopper train waits in the "sag" for work ahead a mile north of Palmer Lake, CO
BNSF northbound Pikes Peak Local leaving single track at Palmer Lake, CO and heading onto the UP owned #2 main track.
northbound BNSF manifest train climbing toward Palmer Divide a mile south of Palmer Lake, CO
UP Centennial 844 steam special headed for NM and AZ for state centennial celebrations passing the Inn at Palmer Divide a mile south of Palmer Lake, CO
I'd swear these things followed me here from New Jersey! A pair of NS Dash 9s (9614, 9583) lead BNSF 4393 on a northbound freight through Palmer Lake. While this isn't exactly what I had hoped t... (more)
I've never seen a SD90MAC on the Joint Line before, but here two of the monsters haul a loaded rail train north into Palmer Lake.
sounthbound coal train Palmer Lake, CO
BNSF 4892 makes excellent progress up the 1.4% grade to the Palmer Divide. It's easy to tell why so many photographers love this area, the plateaus in the background look other-worldly.
A pair of veteran ex-Santa Fe Warbonnets (along with a hidden H2 Dash 9) leads a short but heavy concrete train north into Palmer Lake. Nice to catch these SD75Ms leading trains again!
northbound Kansas City to Denver train KCKDEN heading north out of Palmer Lake, CO with new 737 fuselages for Boeing on the head end
Colour problems made by Burlington Northern.... Fortunately, this was a rare look in the BN fleet. BN 5612 is a U25C, ex Northern Pacific. F45 6618 is a former Great Northern engine.
southbound BNSF Pikes Peak Local led by a MAC with what appears to be a hand painted BN on the nose. This local runs south out of Denver to Kelker siding south of Colorado Springs on the BNSF Pike... (more)
KCS 4701 leads a flood detour manifest northbound out of Palmer Lake, CO on the Joint Line