The three faces of BNSF Heritage paint stare down an ACe at Academy siding. The coal loads were on the main, so I can't use the term "an ACe in the hole," but still, they had to wait patiently as... (more)
A busy day at the Academy siding with a six-way meet taking place over the course of a few minutes. Here a northbound manifest, the second in a string of five trains, pulls past a loaded coal tra... (more)
BNSF 4002 S meets BNSF 5941 North at Academy. This vantage point is a great place to not only watch trains but also planes and sky divers from the US Air Force Academy.
BNSF 8896 Brings up the rear of an empty coal train heading into the siding at the appropriately named location of Academy. Located on the grounds of the US Air Force Academy this train would have... (more)
UP 1445 leads the Colorado Springs Local with four loads northbound by the old Rio Grande Depot. Aside from UP 1989, which doesn't really count anyway, I bet 1445 is the best looking D&RGW unit o... (more)
The Rio Grande Lives! The UP Colorado Springs Local works its way east under the ever-present eye of Pikes Peak on the ex-Rock Island main with four loaded centerbeam cars bound for a loca... (more)
UP's Colorado Springs Local shoves four empty bulkhead cars west over Monument Creek. Notably missing from this shot is the Union Pacific Shield on the nose of 1445...score one for the graffiti a... (more)
After a broken rail halted traffic on the single track between the Air Force Academy and Monument, the floodgates opened with five northbounds passing by the Academy switch in about 45 minutes. H... (more)
After waiting on the Academy siding for five northbounds to pass, this TILX coal train is underway again with a nice ACe in the lead. Learn more at Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: EMD SD70ACeLocation: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USALocomotive #: BNSF 9150Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: March 14, 2009
An old coal veteran leads an ACe and a string of shiny and relatively new TILX hoppers around the bend just south of the Academy siding as a jogger tries to keep pace on the New Sante Fe trail jus... (more)
UP Colorado Springs,CO Local crossing Monument Creek on the ex-Rock Island main line.
UP Colorado Springs,CO Local working it's way down the ex-Rock Island main line.
Rio Grande caboose 01501 amid the trolley trucks at the Colorado Springs and Interurban Railway yard. More info can be found at http://www.coloradospringstrolleys.com/ .
BNSF Geometry working south on the Colorado Joint Line. The UP hopper now lettered UNLX is full of track measuring devices.
With dynamics throwing off the heat, BNSF 6078 leads a MAC and loaded TLKX hoppers south by a portion of the Santa Fe trail near Woodmen Dr. Learn more at Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: GE ES44ACLocation: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USALocomotive #: BNSF 6078Train ID: C-NAMAMHPhoto Date: February 15, 2009