BNSF 8999 leads a string of coal down the grade out of Palmer Lake after a recent blast of fresh snow. A new ACe, fresh snow, blue skies, and mountains...does it get any better?!?
I was a bit surprised to see that no photos of the former Vomit Bonnet have been uploaded to RP in the nearly two years since she hit the paint booth, but here she is in the Swoosh scheme on the t... (more)
BNSF 9235 leads another string of coal up the grade through Greenland while a couple of horses chill by the big red barn.
BNSF 5609 leads a loaded coal train south onto the siding at the south end of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
At a little more than 2 weeks old, fresh'y new BNSF 8497 leads coal south through the S-curves just south of Monument, CO. The Joint Line has been blessed with a glut of new ACes recently.
Stacks on the Joint Line...something you don't see every day! Actually, these are empties and this is a "repo" train, meaning the railroad is repositioning these empty containers to ano... (more)
Plenty of classic photos exist of the two mains at the old crossover at Spruce, CO looking south toward Palmer Lake, but not many exist looking the other way. Here we see a northbound manifest in... (more)
Beaten and battered veterans lead a northbound manifest just north of Palmer Lake, CO.
A blank-face MAC leads coal south through Larkspur. I like the Exec MACs, but they just don't look right without the 'BN' nose herald...
Coal empties and their DPUs race north toward Castle Rock, CO.
Wasn't expecting to see this coming around the bend! Union Pacific was doing some rail replacement south of the Academy siding in Colorado Springs; this was just one of the pieces of equipment th... (more)
An ACe and a rare un-faded H2 MAC lead more coal south, seen here just south of the Academy siding in Colorado Springs, CO.
Coal still rules on the Joint Line as another string of Powder River Basin black diamonds works south through Colorado Springs.
A manifest rolls south through Colorado Springs on a beautiful fall morning. This is the first GE unit I've shot in more than 2 years!
My first train back in Colorado had these pair of brand new SD70ACes leading a southbound coal train at Woodmen Road in Colorado Springs. Can't beat new!