A loaded coal train is on the move again after waiting in the sag north of Palmer Lake for two north bound trains. Note the DPU power above the lead unit.
The headend power of a loaded coal train crosses the famous Santa Fe bridge that crosses the tranquil East Plum Creek and Spruce Mountain Road.
Even with two new units up front and 2 MACs in DPU mode this loaded coal train isn't setting any speed records as it enters the small town of Larkspur, CO.
Revenue freight returns to the Lakefront line. The North Shore Scenic Railway's SOO 700 and DMIR 193 were pulled from winter hibernation to put 120 empty coal cars into storage on the NSSRs Lakefr... (more)
Train time at MERC. A loaded train enters Midwest Energy as a empty train creeps towards the switch. The icicles hanging from the Ace's tells the story of how cold it was, -15 degrees.
My 2008 photography draws to a close with a clean 400 leading CN 6262 and B&LE 909 and 29 limestone loads as they clear the plant at Collingwood.
One last shot of train 404 dashing through the snow with WC 3000 trailing.
I was dissapointed in the power until I noticed the WC 3000 as the trailing unit. Although the leader is ugly, it sounded good in the -10 degree air this morning.
After kicking out several BO cars this empty coal train finally gets underway as it swings off of the Coal Runner and onto the eastbound main.
It is an all out blizzard as a coal empties departs Midwest Energy and rattles across the diamond at LST&T Junction.
Hot on 404's block, engineer Kent Rengo will have little trouble making track speed today with a light and short train 340.
The helpers on Train 343 are pushing for all they are worth as they lift tonnage out of the Lake Superior basin in an all out blizzard.
Train 343 has just gotten underway again after the helpers tacked on the train at Steelton. No need to hurry up the hill since the crews couldn't see more than 200 feet. Oh yes it was snowing a bi... (more)
The clean bright nose of the 407 contrasts nicely with the newly fallen snow as the PRS lugs limestone loads up Proctor hill. The smoke show is provided by the IC 6252.
The 4210 leads 4 GPs through the S-Curves west of Cramer Tunnel on a beautiful late October day in 1999. Scanned from Fuji Provia slide.