BNSF 1700 and company continue to sort cars in the ex/ ATSF yard. A few employees shoot the Shhh... Stuff off to the side.
Coasting in with extra power up front is another coal load.
Flexing its long symmetrical consist with the curves of the terrain, this coal load is fighting the grade to the summit of the Palmer Divide in Palmer Lake.
After reaching the top of the hill a few miles back in Palmer Lake, this coal drag can ride its' dynamics down grade to Denver. It gets cold, and stays cold up here at only 6750ish feet.
After exiting a slow order, this manifest rapidly picks up speed on the climb to Palmer Lake.
A long heavy manifest with pool power climbs quickly up the grade in the warm light.
Two veteran 70MAC's weeze under the weight of all this coal they're pulling upgrade.
Amazing what a 5 minute walk can do to a very popular location on a perfect day.
There's nothing like it. A perfect Colorado winter day. Upper 40's; Sunny; trains are rollin'; and i'm out and about doing my favorite thing in my favorite place.
BNSF power is being refueled in the heart of they ex/ ATSF yard in Pueblo CO. The ex/ Virginia Rail Authority GP40PH-2 rebuild is headed to the Royal Gorge Scenic Railway in Canon City that travel... (more)
As the sun sets, Pueblo's rail scene is on fire. With 844 in town people have flocked to the display all day. In the UP yard, some UP power is finishing up the MPUNY (Pueblo North Yard) in the for... (more)
Two SD40's sort a manifest that came in last night.
A fully stocked Pueblo Yard is active this morning with the Minnequa local building its train, and other BNSF moves occurring all over.
On it's way home to Cheyenne on it's 150 years tour, 844 is backing through Pueblo Jct. to be put on display for the next 36 hours before making the run to Denver, and then Cheyenne.