The California Zephyr makes the turn at Big Ten Curve. With the angle of the low sun the lead unit almost looks like it's about to time travel ala Back to the Future.
BNSF 3020 (GP40M) leads a former Norfolk Southern painted unit and a freight past the Valmont Power Plant in Boulder, Colorado.
BNSF 8159 (ES44C4) runs downhill to the bottom of Big Ten Curve.
A long BNSF freight makes the turn at the bottom of the Big Ten Curve and heads towards Arvada, Colorado.
One of the more unique paint schemes is this Illinois Central / Canadian National 2459 (C40-8W) spotted waiting
UP 6720 (a former Chicago & North Western AC4400CW) leads an empty coal train as it climbs Ten Mile Curve, which will lead them to Coal Creek Canyon and the first of many tunnels as they head into... (more)
BNSF 3020 (GP40M) crosses a bridge and will soon leave Boulder on the way to Louisville, Colorado
This 44 ton switcher was built by General Electric in 1942 for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. It was sold in 1954 to the Great Western Sugar Company and operated until the plant was cl... (more)
There is nothing quite like standing next to a live steam engine as it moves past you. The senses are overloaded with sounds of high pitched whistles, the hiss of escaping steam, the rhythmic thu... (more)
BNSF 4287 (ES44C4), with the assistance of a Norfolk Southern unit, leads a freight on the Joint Line heading south.
The yard crew assembles a power trio by adding BNSF 8574 (SD70ACe) to the CitiRail/BNSF duo. Also note that there are three Norfolk Southern visitors and a CSX visitor in the yard.
BNSF 6336 (ES44AC) leads a loaded coal train out of the Denver Yard.
BNSF 8574 (SD70ACe) gets repositioned for a run into the Denver Yard. Notice the fairly new LinkUP PTC (positive train control) antenna package on the roof of the cab.
BNSF 7941 (ES44C4) leads a stack train through Longmont, Colorado.
The evening California Zephyr runs past the BNSF's intermodal facility which sits adjacent to the UP's North Yard in Denver.