A typical Burlington Northern coal train on Colorado’s Joint line in the 1980’s was powered by a mix of five 3000-horsepower six-axle units from GE and EMD. This train at Palmer Lake is no excepti... (more)
Another trainload of Powder River coal approaches Palmer Lake, Colorado. The Burlington Northern typically assigned C30-7’s, SD40-2’s, and U30C’s, and all three types are represented here.
The Burlington Northern provided a never-ending parade of Powder River coal on Colorado’s Joint Line. Here an entire southbound train, from head end to helpers, can be seen at Spruce.
Hot on the heels of Amtrak is this view of BN 5542 with another load of Wyoming black diamonds, just east of Lincoln, NE.
Five Burlington Northern six-axle units bring coal across the often-photographed Santa Fe bridge at Larkspur, Colorado. The Joint Line dates to World War I USRA control, when the parallel Pueblo-D... (more)