Looking more like the transcon than the unit coal train ridden Pikes Peak Sub. A 4-pack of GE’s stretch out between Sedalia and Castle Rock. The train had a large group of mostly Fed Ex Trailers u... (more)
Just before noon and with a fresh crew on board, 6017 leads a southbound coal down the Joint Line at the Oxford/City of Sheridan Light Rail Station.
After receiving a crew change at Englewood, 6017 and train cross over to track 1 and proceed south down the Joint Line just before noon.
The Smell of Fresh Paint
I can still smell the paint curing as 6017 the 25th Anniversary BNSF Heritage locomotive passes me south of Spruce.
BNSF 6017 stands out from the rest of this train as the newly painted unit leads a unit coal train south down the Joint Line.
One of the 25th anniversary units leads a Southbound unit coal train down the Joint Line on a Saturday afternoon. Definitely one of the cleanest units I’ve ever seen on a coal train!
2 GE’s lead a unit grain train southbound down the Joint Line, whole 4 more GE’s assist on the rear.
Rio Grande Heritage at Acequia
Southbound MNYPU is southbound on a pleasant early Spring day on the Colorado Joint Line through the meadows of Acequia, CO.
An empty coal train continues downhill rolling off the last few miles to Denver passing by the tranquil Spring Gulch Pond.
A rebuilt 70MAC leads loaded coal buckets Out of Castle Rock. A MACe leading on the Joint Line is a fairly rare sight, so this was a nice treat to chase.
A rebuilt 70MAC leads loaded coal buckets into Larkspur. A MACe leading on the Joint Line is a fairly rare sight, so this was a nice treat to chase.
A pair of ACes lead a southbound coal load passed an abandoned GMC flatbed truck along the Colorado Joint Line.
A pair of ACes lead a southbound coal load as they pass the photogenic Greenland Ranch barn on a hot July day. Of note is the old loading pen and chute from the steam/early diesel era for loading... (more)
A fairly rare sight on the Colorado Joint Line has an SD70MACe rebuild leading black diamonds south into Castle Rock.
Storm light fills the valley of East Plumb Creek north of Larkspur, CO just long enough to spotlight a fast moving northbound empty coal.