a northbound BNSF empty coal train has just started the long descent from the Palmer Divide to Denver approaching Greenland, CO
BNSF northbound Pikes Peak Local with it's namesake in the distance descends the Palmer Divide into Greenland, CO on the Joint Line
a northbound BNSF manifest train is descending the Palmer Divide into Greenland, CO with Pikes Peak and it's dismal snow covering in the distance
Heading North on Main 2 between Palmer Lake and Greenland are a trio of engines more associated with hauling coal trains instead of a short 25 car manifest.
ES44AC's 5743 and 6143 sandwich SD70AC... (more)
BNSF General Electric model ES44C4 6793 leads an older GE model, that being Norfolk Southern model C40-8 #8753 on a short Southbound manifest train on Main 1 at Greenland on Colorado's Joint Line.
Coal loads climb the grade through Greenland as they work their way south on the Joint Line.
In a blast from the past 3 SD60Ms and an SD40 lug a coal train south on the Joint Line at Greenland, CO I would love to see this again,
The new year brings a fresh start to rail photography for me as I settle into life here in Colorado. The BNSF/UP Joint Line south of Denver was busy this first weekday of the year with southbound ... (more)
a southbound BNSF coal train is climbing through Greenland, CO
a southbound BNSF empty auto rack train has stopped at the intermediate signal at Greenland, CO behind a stopped BNSF coal load stopped ahead waiting for a signal to proceed south onto single trac... (more)
A C40-8 and a pair of SD40-2's struggle to get this freight over the Joint Line
southbound BNSF manifest train Greenland, CO
southbound UP military unit train with a pair of KCS "Belles" leading climbing through Greenland, CO
Back in the days of ATSF and DRGW, the two railroads really were right next to one-another. Here we find a ATSF inspired BNSF unit rolling northbound on what used to be ATSF track-age. In the fore... (more)
As the shadows grow very long, a BNSF coal load races the sunset to Palmer Lake.