Last man standing. Less than 2 months after this photo was taken, DRGW 5371 would leave Cheyenne for Utah to spend the rest of its days on display as a museum piece.
A pair of elephant MACs leads coal south off the siding in Monument after meeting northobund blades. The Executive paint scheme is really starting to show its age, now dull enough to blend in wit... (more)
I've never seen a SD90MAC on the Joint Line before, but here two of the monsters haul a loaded rail train north into Palmer Lake.
A long manifest train climbs through Larkspur behind a pair of GE widecabs.
A loaded grain train climbs into Larkspur as it works its way south. This train had three units pushing on the rear, and if I'm not mistaken, one of them was probably manned.
A pair of veteran ex-Santa Fe Warbonnets (along with a hidden H2 Dash 9) leads a short but heavy concrete train north into Palmer Lake. Nice to catch these SD75Ms leading trains again!
A look at what could have been...if the Rio Grande and the caboose had survived to present day. Oh well. The UP 1989 was having air problems and was set out in Colorado Springs for the day.
An empty unit sulfur train is sucker holin' it just south of Larkspur with coal power on the point.
A surprisingly clean BNSF 9700 leads coal empties north through Palmer Lake. I've been seeing a lot of matched Executive MAC sets on the Joint Line lately, not sure why, but they beat the heck ou... (more)
A winged and flagged UP leader leads this northbound grain empty through the Greenland Open Space under the looming eye of Pikes Peak.
Coal empties accelerate down the grade as they leave Palmer Lake on another beautiful Colorado morning.
A little bit of tranquility as a pair of veterans shove on the tail end of a loaded coal train as it works its way through the Greenland Open Space.
Not sure why the Rio Grande Heritage unit was left on the house tracks in downtown Colorado Springs today, but it was a welcome sight! More info at Railroad: Union PacificLocomotive: EMD SD70ACeLocation: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USALocomotive #: UP 1989Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: June 27, 2011
BNSF 4984 accelerates out of Palmer Lake as it descends down the north side of the Palmer Divide.
Another ACe-led coal train works north out of Palmer Lake. I love how the Greenland Open Space tends to make trains look like model railroads at times!