Clean energy has to wait as a coal train takes priority and heads to the Joint Line for a trip to southern Colorado. There has been a noticeable uptick in coal trains recently, both for the BNSF ... (more)
UP 2538 leads a load of Vestas turbine parts through the south end of the North yard, while two loaded coal trains wait in the backgorund. The UP main line runs adjacent to the BNSF's intermodal ... (more)
AMTK 206 leads the California Zephyr out of Denver's Union Station and heads towards the Moffat Tunnel and then onto Chicago. With all the commuter rail catenaries, Denver is starting to look mor... (more)
UP 7977 (ES44AC) waits for a train to be assembled in the North Yard.
Originally built for AT&SF 51 years ago as GP35 in the Bluebonnet scheme, BNSF 2697 has been rebuilt a number of times and now muscles freight cars in the Denver Yard as a GP39-3.
It was a full house at the BNSF engine servicing facility including some interesting power like BNSF 573, a former Warbonnet B40-8W.
RTD commuter train 4007 leaves two Amtrak trains behind as it departs Denver's Union Station and heads to Westminster.
The blue CREX (6001) lets out a belch of black smoke as it starts up.
There is a nice variety in the North Yard on this day, including some MP15 units, a gaggle of Geeps and some heavies waiting for assignments.
Were it not for the UP heavy in the background you would think this photo could have been taken 25 years ago. In fact it was taken last year, when finding two or three MP15 units in the North Yar... (more)
Union Pacific No. 844 passes through the fields of Colorado, just south of Greeley, on its way back to Denver.
SW1000 switches the North Yard lead in August 1996. The old EMD built in 1966 could not be MU'd to anything, so it was always a lone switcher...
BNSF 2897 is a time capsule for the followers of the Burlington Northern, having still retained it face paint and side numbers after all these years. It was built in 1964 for the Southern Pacific... (more)
Two of UP's recently refurbished SD40N units sit idle in the 36th Street Yard.
It is a hot day to venture out for photos but the variety in the BNSF engine service facility never disappoints.