BNSF 8521 (SD70ACe) heads towards Palmer Lake with another loaded coal train.
With the Palmer Lake bluffs in the background and a group of deer in the foreground, BNSF 7597 (ES44DC) leads a coal train towards Monument, Colorado.
A northbound coal empty heads through Palmer Lake, and onto the double track on the Colorado Joint Line. An interesting note, I caught this train loaded heading south five days prior; the first ti... (more)
UP 1995 leads the Denver North Yard to Pueblo train into "the sag" just north of Palmer Lake, CO on the Colorado Joint Line.
Two former BN Cascade 40s lead what's left of the southbound Pikes Peak Local through Palmer Lake, CO passed the famed "railfan hump."
BNSF 5648 (AC4400CW) leads an oil can train under the new pedestrian bridge being installed at Palmer Lake, Colorado. Should make for a great vantage point from which to shoot trains when it open... (more)
The deer pay no mind to DPU 6868 (ES44C4) as it muscles a coal train through Palmer Lake, Colorado.
BNSF 4239 leads a container train by the rock formations of Palmer Lake and past a herd of deer munching on some grass for lunch.
Sitting forlornly on Spruce Siding, near Palmer Lake, Colorado, is BNSF Railway ES44AC 5902. This locomotive was built by General Electric in February 2006, fourteen years before it was photograp... (more)
A 49-car military train heads to the US Army’s Fort Carson, not far ahead at Kelker, what the railroad calls the section of Colorado Springs where the connection to Ft. Carson is made. Despite th... (more)
Just south of the Spruce Siding, BNSF Railway loaded coal train C-ATMCRD0-19 passes between the old bridge abutments from a long-since removed Santa Fe bridge that crossed the original Denver & Ri... (more)
BNSF's twice a week southbound Pikes Peak Local was passing through Palmer Lake in great afternoon light.
BNSF 8007 (ES44C4) leads a ballast train past the old telegraph lines that lead to Palmer Lake, Colorado.
BNSF 6228 (ES44AC) and an executive MAC passes an ice fisherman on Palmer Lake.
BNSF 7790 has just about finished its 2000 foot climb from Denver as it nears Palmer Lake. Once over the top it’s downhill all the way past the Air Force Academy into downtown Colorado Springs.