The rear DPU of a northbound empty coal train passes through Spruce as the train begins the descent toward Denver.
An empty coal train has crested the Palmer Divide and starts descending toward Denver. The entire train can be seen from this vantage point, with the head end approaching Spruce and and the rear ... (more)
One of a morning parade of northbound coal empties crests the Palmer Divide and begins the descent toward Denver on the Joint Line.
The rear DPUs on this northbound empty coal train have throttled down and will now assist with braking for the remainder of the trip to Denver. A few moments earlier, this train crested the Palme... (more)
A morning northbound empty coal train with solid EMD power (head end and rear DPU) has crested the grade at Palmer Lake and will now pick up speed on the downgrade run to Denver.
A nice surprise in the form of a Norfolk Southern SD70ACe leads a high-priority manifest south out of Castle Rock on a crisp, pre-winter morning with another NS unit and KCS Southern Belle tagging... (more)
I'd swear these things followed me here from New Jersey! A pair of NS Dash 9s (9614, 9583) lead BNSF 4393 on a northbound freight through Palmer Lake. While this isn't exactly what I had hoped t... (more)
One of a seemingly endless stream of Powder River coal loads heads south on the Joint Line.
BNSF 6148 poses in front of the rocky mountains as a small geep tries to keep up with this speedy train.
Just after the sun dips behind the front range a loaded BNSF coal trains rolls through town with the standard two rear DPU units. In the background is the silhouette of Cheyenne Mountain, home of ... (more)
A Lower Colorado River Project coal train cruises through Monument on its southward to trip down Colorado's Jointline.
The Jointline was hopping on this Sunday as 2 SB, a coal load and a manifest wait on 4 Nortbounds at Spruce during a down pour. I was hoping the sun would come out before the last of the Northboun... (more)
The Jointline was hopping on this Sunday as 2 SB, a coal load and a manifest wait on 4 Nortbounds at Spruce after a down pour.
Changing of the guard.