Rolling along the jointed rail at 10 MPH west of Hygiene, the Longmont Turn takes a cut of cement hoppers to the CEMEX Plant in Medberry.
It's a pleasant afternoon in Longmont, CO with temperatures in the mid-50s as the Longmont Switch returns home with a cut of cars from the GWR in Fort Collins. They are seen easing along at 20 MPH... (more)
Seen leaving the small town of Berthoud, the Laurel, MT to Denver, CO Manifest rolls along at track speed approaching the County Road 15A Road Crossing on Berthoud Hill.
The Longmont Switch can be seen putting on a smoke show as they continue to climb Berthoud Hill at Longs Peak. It won't be long now until they crest the top of the hill.
With the Longmont Switch in the clear, the Denver - Great Falls Manifest patiently waits for the local to roll up NSS Longs Peak so they can get another warrant to depart the siding.
Just before sunset, the Longmont Switch can be seen cresting Berthoud Hill as they meet a pretty short northbound manifest that is seen parked in the siding at Longs Peak.
The sun is just about to fade away behind the mountains as the northbound manifest coasts down Berthoud Hill while passing by farms and country road crossings.
Delivering the goods by rail...
The snow capped continental divide provides the backdrop as Amtrak #6 meets a westbound BNSF Trackage Rights Manifest at the East Portal.
With a very short train today, the Longmont Switch departs Longmont, CO with a cut of cars for GWR in Loveland and Fort Collins. It's a very cold and chilly morning with the temperature dropping a... (more)
It's a cold evening as the power for the Buck and Longmont Switch idle on the house track for the weekend.
Rounding the horse-shoe curve at Big Ten Curve, this loaded Eagle Pass, TX coal train eases down grade going towards Denver with the Colorado Front Range Foothills in the background.
An Eagle Pass, TX bound coal load eases down grade through the east end of Rocky on the descent towards Denver.
The steel wheel, on the steel rail...
A SD60M and three SD40-2s run lite at Riverside towards their outbound cut of cars from the GWR for La Salle in Fort Collins.