Older AC power put the horses to work as they drag loaded coal up the Palmer Divide. This train would stop and wait in The Sag for a northbound to clear off of the single-track main between Palme... (more)
This pony's a long way from home: NS 2681 leads the charge north through Spruce on Main 2 with a short hopper train while a pair of ACes sit on Main 1 as distributed power.
BNSF will sometimes leave a "just-in-case" helper near the Palmer Divide, either along the northbound track in Palmer Lake or along the southbound main on the siding at Spruce. Here, a picturesqu... (more)