An overall view from inside my Nissan Xterra shows the DPUs on this empty BNSF coal train that is seen heading north into the small town of Berthoud, CO.
It's just after sunrise as BNSF's Lincoln, NE to Denver, CO manifest led by two C44-9Ws, a GP38-2, and SD40-2 heads west out of the rising sun east of Roggen, CO. West of here, the train will pull... (more)
A brand new BNSF SD70ACe no. 8478 leads a "Swoosh" painted SD70MAC and CitiRail ES44AC on this empty coal train at Highland, CO. The train is headed back to Wyoming for another load of c... (more)
Looking from inside my Nissan Xterra, a brand new BNSF SD70ACe no. 8478 leads a "Swoosh" painted SD70MAC and CitiRail ES44AC on this coal empty just south of Berthoud, CO.
The Buck Local led by two Warbonnet B40-8W's completes their run from Lyons after picking up 27 cars from the CEMEX Cement Plant. The train is passing the Time-Call Spur, which at one time was par... (more)
Coal hoppers on this eastbound Union Pacific loaded coal train emerge from the shadows at Pinecliffe, CO on a late September afternoon.
It's almost the end of October and plenty of the Fall Colors can still be seen in most areas through out the Colorado Front Range. Here, BNSF B40-8W's no's. 520 and 521 shove loaded coal hoppers a... (more)
Kansas City Southern ES44AC no. 4684 leads a KCS Grey AC4400CW on this eastbound BNSF empty coal train just after sunset at Tonville, CO.
Two BNSF SD70ACe's bring up the rear of this empty coal train at the County Road 51 grade crossing between Hudson and Keenesburg just after sunset.
Hand held at 1/8 sec, f/5.0, at ISO 400.
At dusk, Kansas City Southern ES44AC no. 4684 leads a KCS Grey AC4400CW on this eastbound BNSF empty coal train just east of Hudson on the Brush Subdivision.
On May 05, 2014, me and Kirk decided to spend most of the day on the Moffat Route in hopes of getting the Central of Georgia Heritage Unit leading BNSF's Provo, UT to Denver, CO manifest. However,... (more)
An SD70ACe and AC4400CW lead a Union Pacific loaded coal train bound for Memphis, TN just west of Leyden near Arvada, CO as it continues to get colder and the rain continues to fall.
An SD70M, AC6044CW, and SD40N lead the North Yard, CO to Grand Junction, CO manifest through Coal Creek Canyon west of Denver as the rain continues to fall.
Rain, fog, and wheel slip. That pretty much sums up of what's happening here. An SD70M, AC6044CW, and SD40N lead the North Yard - Grand Jct manifest as they climb the grade at Big Ten Curve.
Minutes after the sun went away, running over eight and a half hours late, Amtrak #5, the California Zephyr climbs the 2% grade through Coal Creek Canyon up towards Tunnel #1.