Black Thunder Mine, WY to Comanche XCEL Power Plant (Pueblo), CO coal train pulls out of the sag at Crest as it powers west across the open range of eastern Colorado.
Mid America Energy (Council Bluffs, IA) empties head west across the Sand Hill Subs towards Alliance and onward to the coal fields of the Powder River Basin.
A lone SD70MAC, sporting the BN executive paint scheme, brings up the rear of an empty coal train near Ellsworth, NE.
The setting Nebraska sun illuminates the side of a Antelope Mine, WY coal train that is bound for MidAmerican Energy (Lousia) Ottumwa, IA. With over 19,000 tons on the drawbar, six AC traction mo... (more)
An Omaha Public Power (Arbor, NE) empty coal train heads westward towards the Buckskin Mine as it traverse the Sand Hill Sub at Ashby.
KCSM 4081 leads the Laurel, MT to Denver, CO manifest train as it takes the siding at Broomfield. On the main track, an Amarillo, TX to Denver, CO manifest waits for a new warrant to head north to... (more)
KCSM 4081 leads the H LAUDEN9 23A as it's tied down in the siding at Broomfield. In the background, KCSM 4761 is the DP motor of the U CPFFCL0 11T as it gets fueled up for the short trip to Fort C... (more)
An EMD and GE motor pull a Laurel, MT to Denver, CO manifest off of the shelf between Crest and Roggen as summer thunderstorms rolls through in the background.
BNSF 4705 holds at "The Sag" for a fleet of northbound traffic as they clear the single track section of the Pikes Peak Sub. In the background, the second of three northbound manifest pa... (more)
A Denver, CO to Amarillo South Yard, TX manifest descends down the southern slope of the Palmer Divide as it passes through Monument, CO on Colorado's Joint Line.
17,500 tons of coal for Donnie, TX is being pulled a pair of EMD motors as they cross over the Santa Fe bridge at Larkspur, CO.
124 cars of coal are being pulled by a warn out CSX AC4400CW locomotive as it battles the grade between Castle Rock and Larkspur.
CSXT 531 leads a Donnie, TX coal train as it prepares to start the hard climb out of Denver towards the top of Palmer Lake at 7,200' above sea level.
Still sporting CSX's YN2 paint scheme, CSXT 531 leads a Donnie, TX coal over Colorado's Joint as it passes through Greenland.
A pair of SD70MACs lead the daily Lincoln, NE to Denver, CO manifest as it climbs the grade towards Wiggins, CO.