Santa Fe's daily Barstow to Denver train was descending the Palmer grade into Littleton on the Joint Line led by a trio of Santa Fe rebuild SF30C's
DRGW 5370 leads a northbound train at Littleton, CO, near where C470 is today. Aug 22, 1982.
DRGW 3096 leads a 2 unit helper set northbound at Littleton, CO, virtually on the spot that would later become C470. Aug 22, 1982.
A southbound merchandise train is led by 3 SD40T-2s, a GP7 and a GP9 south of Littleton near Acequia, CO, on the Colorado Joint Line. Apr 27, 1977.
DRGW 5371 leads a southbound train at Littleton, CO, on Sept 30, 1976. This is almost exactly where C470 would be built under Santa Fe in future years.
DRGW 5943 on leads northbound train #166 at Littleton, CO, Apr 15, 1975. This is the area that was lowered to allow a bridge across the tracks, and is looking close to where the Littleton depot i... (more)
DRGW 5922 leads a short local at Littleton, CO, Apr 15, 1975. Note the 40 foot NP boxcar.
A loaded coal train leaves behind CTC signaling as it ducks under the signal bridges at South Littleton on the #1 track. The signal for the # 2 track is for a stack train that will cross over once... (more)
Pushing to Palmer Lake
Two Santa Fe SD40-2’s are pushing a Burlington Northern coal train toward the Palmer Divide at Littleton, Colorado.
Ohio Pile Driver
A Santa Fe B&B crew works on shoring up a small trestle at Littleton, Colorado.
A Santa Fe GP20 trundles past the depot at Littleton, Colorado. A nicely restored version of the depot exists today, in the middle of an urban sprawl.
A cascade Dash 2 and a 45-2 carbody lead the Pikes Peak Local south out of Littleton with the Front Range of the Rockies looming behind.
It was always a treat to get clean warbonnets on the point! A Denver to Pueblo mixed freight starts out on the long grind up to Palmer Lake.
Black diamonds grind up grade between snow squalls on the Colorado Joint Line.
Two generations of SD70 types lead a southbound coal load out of Littleton on the Colorado Joint Line.