A pair of SD40-2's have 10 cars of lime in tow as they head South on the Pikes Peak local heading towards Colorado Springs.
It's a gorgeous evening as the Longmont Switch is seen about to crest Berthoud Hill at Longs Peak where they will meet a northbound manifest that is already in the siding.
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)
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.
It's a mild afternoon with the temperatures in the low 50s as the Longmont Switch comes back into Longmont with a cut of cars from GWR in Loveland and Fort Collins. Power on today's train is two S... (more)
After switching North Yard the 1684 heads south down Mason St with a long train in tow. This was the last time I will ever see it like this with the pending grade separation project coming in July... (more)
The Longmont Local heads north to Fort Collins on its regular switch job with a student engineer at the controls.
"Brakeman has lined and locked House Track Switch Reverse"
"Engineer understands brakeman has lined House Track Switch Reverse"
"Brakeman on the point"
After lining the house trac... (more)
The Power from the 'Longmont Turn' will soon depart the House Track and move to the BNSF East Yard.
BNSF northbound Pikes Peak Local leaving single track at Palmer Lake, CO and heading onto the UP owned #2 main track.
The Pike's Peak Local picks up brand new US army Humvees from the yard in Colorado Springs. The local will drop them in the junction at Kelker for the US Army locomotives to get the next morning.