BNSF northbound Pikes Peak Local with it's namesake in the distance descends the Palmer Divide into Greenland, CO on the Joint Line
a northbound BNSF manifest train is descending the Palmer Divide into Greenland, CO with Pikes Peak and it's dismal snow covering in the distance
Heading North on Main 2 between Palmer Lake and Greenland are a trio of engines more associated with hauling coal trains instead of a short 25 car manifest.
ES44AC's 5743 and 6143 sandwich SD70AC... (more)
BNSF General Electric model ES44C4 6793 leads an older GE model, that being Norfolk Southern model C40-8 #8753 on a short Southbound manifest train on Main 1 at Greenland on Colorado's Joint Line.
Coal loads climb the grade through Greenland as they work their way south on the Joint Line.
In a blast from the past 3 SD60Ms and an SD40 lug a coal train south on the Joint Line at Greenland, CO I would love to see this again,
The new year brings a fresh start to rail photography for me as I settle into life here in Colorado. The BNSF/UP Joint Line south of Denver was busy this first weekday of the year with southbound ... (more)
a southbound BNSF coal train is climbing through Greenland, CO
a southbound BNSF empty auto rack train has stopped at the intermediate signal at Greenland, CO behind a stopped BNSF coal load stopped ahead waiting for a signal to proceed south onto single trac... (more)
A C40-8 and a pair of SD40-2's struggle to get this freight over the Joint Line
southbound BNSF manifest train Greenland, CO
southbound UP military unit train with a pair of KCS "Belles" leading climbing through Greenland, CO
Back in the days of ATSF and DRGW, the two railroads really were right next to one-another. Here we find a ATSF inspired BNSF unit rolling northbound on what used to be ATSF track-age. In the fore... (more)
As the shadows grow very long, a BNSF coal load races the sunset to Palmer Lake.
UP 844 SB through Greenland.