BN 5034 and a sister unit are working as a manned helper set on grade territory near Palmer Lake Colorado on the "The Joint Line".
A southbound Union Pacific autorack train rolls through Palmer Lake, Colo. on the morning of August 13, 2010.
A southbound UFIX unit coal train reaches for the top of the grade at Palmer Lake. Perhaps that third unit is drawing upon the lading for a little boost to the fuel supply!
An impressive lashup of eight units hauls coal empties northbound on the Joint Line at Larkspur. The Santa Fe unit in the consist is a sign of things to come - a decade before the BN and Santa Fe... (more)
After a long afternoon's climb to the summit at Palmer Lake, this southbound coal drag can now breathe easier.
Rolling uphill toward Palmer Lake with a merchandise manifest.