BNSF 1993 leads the Pikes Peak Local through the post-hoar frost wintry scene in Palmer Lake, CO. Learn more at Joint Range R... (more)
BNSF's Pikes Peak local scoots north on the Joint Line towards Denver behind a former BN SD60M & ATSF B40-8W. The trains namesake mountain is seen in the distance standing at 14,114 feet tall.
The Pikes Peak Local heads back north on the Joint Line. (Thank you to Joe B. for acting as tour guide this day.)
The Pikes Peak Local makes the second of its two weekly runs south on the Joint Line to Colorado Springs. Here the local is creeping into Larkspur on the blocks of a coal train just ahead of it. ... (more)
I got my Christmas present a day late as two SD40-2s lead the Pikes Peak Local south through Colorado Springs literally minutes after a clearing line pushed to the east bathing this scene in sunli... (more)
I was hoping for a matched set of H1 SD40-2s on today's Pikes Peak Local, but two Geeps in Cascade Green was a nice consolation! Here the duo is underway again after waiting for a southbound coal... (more)
The Pikes Peak Local creeps through Larkspur on the heels of a southbound coal train and across the classic Santa Fe bridge on the south side of town. Can you spot Hello Kitty in this photo?
It's hard to believe this photo was taken in 2011, especially considering the lead unit of the Pikes Peak Local is 48-years-old and the second unit, BNSF 1514, is 54-years-old! I wonder if EMD ev... (more)
A colorful Pikes Peak Local steams south into Larkspur behind a 48-year-old GP30 rebuild still looking good in Burlington Northern paint!
After staring at the red signal at the end of Main 1 and watching five northbounds depart the single track portion of the Joint Line, the Pikes Peaks Local is underway again as the crew gives an e... (more)
BNSF's Pikes Peak Local works south into Larkspur behind a matched pair of blue EMDX leasers. One nice thing this local brings to the Joint Line, besides standard cab units, is the chance to see ... (more)
Info from the locals is it's rare to see the Pikes Peak Local in the daylight, especially when it's about to head up the southbound main on the journey to Denver. Thanks Joe!
The Lonely Little Local. A tiny Pikes Peak Local makes its way north into Castle Rock on its way to Big Lift to pick up 30 more cars. More info at Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: EMD SD40-2Location: Castle Rock, Colorado, USALocomotive #: BNSF 6920Train ID: Pikes Peak LocalPhoto Date: June 22, 2010
A faded nose herald does nothing to change the fact that it's still cool to see an SD40-2 on the point on a Class I mainline, even if it is leading a one-car local north toward Denver.
The Pikes Peak Local breezes northbound bound for Big Lift with a lone covered hopper. It's always nice to catch an SD40-2 on the Joint Line, even with a giant faded red patch on the long hood!