The sun has set behind the mountains as a BNSF 9601, ICE 6418, and BNSF 880 lead the Denver - Great Falls manifest out of Longmont near the location of Morey.
Here's a neat lash up. A BN Executive painted SD70MAC leads a ICE SD40-2, and Warbonnet C40-8W on the Denver, CO to Great Falls, MT Manifest through Boulder, CO. The train has just started up agai... (more)
The Laurel to Denver Manifest rolls on through one of the oldest neighborhoods in Longmont, CO along Atwood Street as snow continues to fall.
The Valmont coal train comes to a stop near the Valmont Power Plant in Boulder before the crew goes to work and puts the train away in the power plant and on the Stazio Siding.
After meeting a stack train, the BNSF/UP Valmont loaded coal train proceeds north out of Broomfield towards Boulder. Mount Meeker can be seen high above the train in the background.
An eastbound BNSF loaded coal train eases down the grade just east of Rocky at Barbers Gulch just west of Denver. The train is running a 2x3x1 power arrangement.
A former Northwestern Pacific SD9 sits next to the Great Western Sugar Mill in Longmont, CO. This unit is generally used as a switcher here that switches around grain hoppers to and from the BNSF ... (more)
Led by a BN SD40-2, the Longmont Switch rolls along at track speed over the Little Thompson River bridge outside of Berthoud, CO. This area was under water back in September 2013 and the original ... (more)
The Conductor and Conductor Trainee observe the Longmont Switch making a reverse move off of the main into the East Yard in Longmont. The brakeman is on the rear protecting the shove into the yard... (more)
The Hudson Turn switches tank cars and buffer cars, (possibly bad orders) at the Tampa Oil Loading Facility just east of Keenesburg, CO. The town of Roggen can be seen above the train in the backg... (more)
An empty coal train has just pulled into the siding at Keenesburg where they will meet at least one coal load.
After meeting an empty coal train, the Chicago, IL to Denver, CO Q-Train pulls into the siding at Wiggins where the crew will tie the train down and take a van back into Denver.
A northbound empty coal train gets a little bit of sunshine as they get out of a thunderstorm that is dumping rain and hail to the south in near the Denver area.
Two C44-9W's bring up the rear of the loaded "Stinky Slinky" Sulfur Train as they pass farm fields just north of Longmont.
Two C44-9W's bring up the rear of the loaded "Stinky Slinky" Sulfur Train as they roll along the Diagonal Highway near Gunbarrel, CO with the Front Range Foothills and Rocky Mountains in the backg... (more)