A spring snow storm begins to drop snow in Larkspur, Colorado as a BNSF coal train heads over the Santa Fe bridge on the south end of town.
The Coors Brewing Company's SW1000 shuffles a set of special purpose hoppers from the grain silo to the brewing building. The hoppers have special adaptors on the tops to facilitate precise quant... (more)
CSXT 8024 paid a visit to the UP's North Yard. The SD40-2 was built in 1979 for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and then spent a stint with the Seaboard System before joining the CSX team. ... (more)
The sorting of engines in the UP's North Yard in Denver is fun to watch. The remote engineers pull a long line of freight cars from a receiving track and then give brief spurts of power as they s... (more)
RTD Light Rail Train 319 pulls into the Evans Station while two BNSF coal trains wait for clearance to proceed south on the Joint Line. As evidenced by the snow on the plows, both trains have jus... (more)
A couple of out-of-town visitors are in the BNSF engine servicing yard, including CSXT 4545 and NS 2556.
BNSF 8436 (SD70ACe) and three other mates shove a hopper train through Sedalia, Colorado.
It's great to see an Executive MAC on point again.
The coal trains are stacked up on the Joint Line ready to head south with loads of coal. The main line tracks are adjacent to RTD's light rail tracks, and here we see RTD 225 pulling in at the En... (more)
The Colorado Railroad Museum's 55 Ton critter, the Golden City & San Juan #4, spend the day pulling passengers around the circuit in open air passenger cars. The engine was built in 1964 for Algo... (more)
There is a notable increase of coal trains running north and south through Colorado. Here we see a lone BNSF 6416 (ES44AC) leading an empty coal train south on the Joint Line through Sedalia, Col... (more)
BNSF 6201 (ES44AC) leads an empty coal train through the S curves north of Palmer Lake, Colorado
BNSF 6217 (ES44AC) leads a loaded coal train into Palmer Lake, Colorado
More and more MAC's are showing up in Colorado, with a noticeable uptick of MAC assisted coal trains running along the Front Range.
A matched pair of Executive MAC's are waiting in Longmont, Colorado for their next run.