Some might think this old warbonnnet isn't pretty enough for the point, but it's more than obvious that it still has enough power for DPU service on the Front Range!
An AC44 leasor and a fading SD70MAC roll southward on the rear of coal loads around Palmer Lake.
northbound freight train Palmer Lake, CO
northbound empty coal train Palmer Lake, CO
An ACe and a clean MAC lead southbound coal out of Palmer Lake on an all EMD Sunday morning. A couple of years ago, catching BNSF 9242 was somewhat special because it meant you were catching the ... (more)
southbound coal train Palmer Lake, CO
BN 6781 climbs up to palmer Lake with a short train.
Less then one minute later will follow another BN freight
As loaded coal departs Palmer Lake towards Colorado Springs, a GrenadEVO and an ACe act as anchors against gravity as the train descends off of the Palmer Divide.
A pair of GEVOs holds back a full load of FPPX hoppers as they creep downgrade to wait for a traffic jam near Academy to clear up. Fortunately, I wasn't injured by any exploding turbochargers (or... (more)
New generation coal power leans on the dynamics as it descends the grade out of Palmer Lake southbound.
The lead unit of a northbound manifest is shot through the arch of an old bridge that supports a southbound loaded coal train. The rain is heavy...my feet are wet...my smile is wide.
Note the sequential numbers
A southbound manifest sweeps into Palmer Lake on its way downhill toward Colorado Springs.
Southbound coal load paused at Palmer Lake, CO while cutting off helpers before descending to Pueblo, CO