Pushing to Palmer Lake
Two Santa Fe SD40-2’s are pushing a Burlington Northern coal train toward the Palmer Divide at Littleton, Colorado.
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A Santa Fe B&B crew works on shoring up a small trestle at Littleton, Colorado.
A Santa Fe GP20 trundles past the depot at Littleton, Colorado. A nicely restored version of the depot exists today, in the middle of an urban sprawl.
A cascade Dash 2 and a 45-2 carbody lead the Pikes Peak Local south out of Littleton with the Front Range of the Rockies looming behind.
It was always a treat to get clean warbonnets on the point! A Denver to Pueblo mixed freight starts out on the long grind up to Palmer Lake.
Black diamonds grind up grade between snow squalls on the Colorado Joint Line.
Two generations of SD70 types lead a southbound coal load out of Littleton on the Colorado Joint Line.
A BNSF GEVO leads a southbound coal load out of Littleton of the Colorado Joint Line.
One of the last remaining BN painted motors in the Denver area spots loaded autoracks at Big Lift for unloading on the Colorado Joint Line, with the Front Range of the Rockies looming.
A clean GEVO leads a southbound coal train out of Littleton on the Colorado Joint Line.
Coal loads head across Santa Fe Dr. with all EMD up front. The bridge shadow is from Track 2.
A rare pairing, particularly in the Denver area, has two B40-8W types leading the twice weekly Pikes Peak Local south on the Colorado Joint Line.
A BNSF manifest heads south on the Colorado Joint Line through a fresh blanket of late spring snow.
A ubiquitous BNSF GEVO with a ubiquitous Joint Line coal drag rolls down main one on the south side of Littleton, CO.
The rear DPU’s on a loaded coal train dig in to the grade for the climb to Palmer Lake.