BNSF 9029 sits on the rear of a southbound coal train stopped in The Sag at Spruce, CO as freshly-fallen snow blows off of Pikes Peak as a harbinger of what's to come. The Pikes Peak Region was u... (more)
Southbound BNSF coal load climbing toward top of Palmer Divide adjacemt to Spruce siding on normal northbound only main #2
From this vantage point it's easy to see how much elevation change this tank train has undergone as it moves off the original Santa Fe track and onto the ex-Rio Grande right of way. What isn't se... (more)
After getting a clear signal at Palmer Lake, a loaded coal train starts up out of the sag at Spruce before completing their climb up the grade to the Palmer Divide.
Northbound BNSF manifest routed on normal southbound only main #1 snaking through the "sag" two miles north of Palmer Lake
As the sun continues to lower in the west, the BNSF's Laurel, MT - Pueblo, CO manifest enters the sag at Spruce and continues up the grade to Palmer Lake, CO.
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)
A southbound unit tank train comes to a stop a few miles before Palmer Lake due to an opposing northbound lined through the single track section there. Stopping here at the transition area betwee... (more)
As it starts to descend downgrade, a BNSF unit tank train enters into the famous "sag" on the Joint Line near the summit of Palmer Lake. This location is one of the 3 areas on the Joint Line wher... (more)
CREX 1204 is heading North towards Denver with an empty coal train. The rear DPU's are barely visible back at the end of the train.
This afternoon after a very welcome downpour up here in the Palmer Lake area a southbound BNSF coal load was climbing it's way to the top of the Palmer Divide led by one of the earliest AC models ... (more)
A pair of brand new consecutively numbered ACe's lead a southbound BNSF coal load into the "sag" at Spruce siding.