The rear DPU’s on a loaded coal train dig in to the grade for the climb to Palmer Lake.
BNSF 6279 (ES44AC) leads a load of coal under the signals covering the Joint Line.
Here's a common practice seen on different railroads across North America. The conductor on the Denver - Laurel manifest led by ES44AC No. 6279 gives a roll-by inspection to the Cheyenne - Denver ... (more)
It's the first of the year as BNSF ES44AC No. 6279 leads the first Denver, Colorado to Laurel, Montana manifest of the year along CO-HWY 119 just outside of Longmont, Colorado on January 01, 2016.
Westbound coal empties on the TRRA Merchants Sub. In the left background is a MetroLink light rail train bringing Cardinals fans to Busch Stadium for tonight's game against the Cleveland Indians. ... (more)
The long climb from Denver is over as two GEVOs now start down the grade on the south side of the Palmer Divide in Palmer Lake.
Even the newer power struggles up the grade on the north side of the Palmer Divide. Here BNSF 6279 leads the southbound crawl through Greenland.
Another pair of GEVOs hauls another load of coal south, this time seen here ascending the grade through Larkspur.