At a little more than 2 weeks old, fresh'y new BNSF 8497 leads coal south through the S-curves just south of Monument, CO. The Joint Line has been blessed with a glut of new ACes recently.
Stacks on the Joint Line...something you don't see every day! Actually, these are empties and this is a "repo" train, meaning the railroad is repositioning these empty containers to ano... (more)
Plenty of classic photos exist of the two mains at the old crossover at Spruce, CO looking south toward Palmer Lake, but not many exist looking the other way. Here we see a northbound manifest in... (more)
Beaten and battered veterans lead a northbound manifest just north of Palmer Lake, CO.
A blank-face MAC leads coal south through Larkspur. I like the Exec MACs, but they just don't look right without the 'BN' nose herald...
Coal empties and their DPUs race north toward Castle Rock, CO.
Wasn't expecting to see this coming around the bend! Union Pacific was doing some rail replacement south of the Academy siding in Colorado Springs; this was just one of the pieces of equipment th... (more)
An ACe and a rare un-faded H2 MAC lead more coal south, seen here just south of the Academy siding in Colorado Springs, CO.
Coal still rules on the Joint Line as another string of Powder River Basin black diamonds works south through Colorado Springs.
A manifest rolls south through Colorado Springs on a beautiful fall morning. This is the first GE unit I've shot in more than 2 years!
My first train back in Colorado had these pair of brand new SD70ACes leading a southbound coal train at Woodmen Road in Colorado Springs. Can't beat new!
Freshly-painted ARR 3012 chills at the diesel shop in the ARR Anchorage Yard with a couple of MAC stablemates.
Fresh from the paint booth, ARR 3012 sits in front of the diesel shop in the yard in Anchorage. 3012 is the first unit to be painted locally in quite some time, and, sadly, she was the last GP40 ... (more)
The daily Holland Express (HEX) train runs south on its way to Anchorage, seen here from the Old Glenn Highway overpass.
ARR 4013 leads a coal empty north through Matanuska JCT early in the Spring of 2014.