BNSF #6017 is leading the BKMSLP110B through Spruce, CO.
A northbound train of empties with mixed Santa Fe and Burlington Northern power passes through Spruce, Colorado.
Riders on the Storm
In the moments before a violent thunderstorm unleashes its precipitation the clouds take on this dark ominous appearance. Hail stones and large rain dro... (more)
BNSF 9233 is making its way through "the sag" on Main 1 a few miles north of Palmer Lake. Over 100 years ago, tracks of competing railroads (Rio Grande and Santa Fe) crossed here. Specif... (more)
North meets south at "The Sag" a few miles north of Palmer Lake on the Joint line. The coal train to the right on Main 1 is stopped, cooling its traction motors after the long climb up P... (more)
A northbound BNSF manifest freight coasts down Main 2 from Palmer Lake, Colorado, at the site of the old flyover at Spruce on May 25, 2020.
Peaking out of the shadows, a Slaton, TX to Denver, CO manifest train starts to get up to speed down the northern slope of the Palmer Divide after climbing over the 7,200' summit. The train takes ... (more)
Union Pacific's Denver-Pueblo manifest slithers through the old ATSF flyover at Spruce with a four-pack of AC44's on the point. Trailing behind UP 6741 are 6150, 6274, and 6784.
The BNSF Bond, James Bond #8007 (ES44C4) drops the hammer and the sand as it tries to get a long ballast train moving between Spruce and Palmer Lake, Colorado.
BNSF 8007 (ES44C4) pulls a ballast train through the S curve at Spruce, Colorado.
The open prairie land between Greenland and Palmer Lake is known as Spruce, Colorado, and allows one to take an entire coal train into view. BNSF 5846 (ES44AC) strains to pull a loaded coal up th... (more)
BNSF 5846 (ES44AC) strains to puss a loaded coal past Spruce, Colorado.
BNSF 5818 leads a southbound coal load at Spruce, CO, on Sept 24, 2019.
BNSF 4643 leads a southbound train at Spruce, Co, with the old abutments from the crossing of the ATSF and DRGW 100 years ago. July 19, 2019
BNSF 9324 leads a southbound coal load at Spruce, CO (about 2 miles north of Palmer Lake), on the Colorado Joint line. April 25, 2019.