A fine mixture of power led a southbound BNSF manifest train past Spruce siding a couple of miles north of Palmer Lake
Under threatening skies, BNSF 6430 leads coal loads upgrade on the Joint Line toward the summit at Palmer Lake.
Southbound BNSF coal load passing Spuce siding
A Southbound loaded coal train climbs the grade up Main 1 past the Spruce station sign visible in the background.
Escorting BNSF train JPTRDEN on the Joint Line on April 15, 2005 are hi-rail trucks, both in front of and following the train, carefully inspecting the right-of-way. Here the procession is slowly ... (more)
Slowly moving northbound between Spruce and Greenland on April 15, 2005, is a large 745-ton Belleli vessel being shipped from Houston, Texas, to Denver, Colorado, using the “world’s largest railro... (more)
In glorious evening light a southbound BNSF freight passes a ballast train in the siding at Spruce. Spring time in Colorado is a great time to get trackside and enjoy the fine show of railroading ... (more)
Loads climb the Palmer Divide at Spruce lead by BNSF 9073.
Loads meet empty's on the Joint Line at Spruce.
With 2 EMD SD70MAC'S shoving on the rear, this loaded southbound coal train can be seen snaking its way through the sag as it climbs the Palmer Divide.
A Southbound herzog ballast train works upgrade as a Northbound empty passes in the background.
2 EMD's shove hard on the rear of a 114 car southbound texas coal load on the Joint Line.
2 EMD's lead this heavy southbound load at Spruce on the Colorado Joint Line.
With quite a smoke show, a heavy southbound manifest gets underway after holding in the Sag, north of Palmer Lake for Northbound traffic to clear.
BNSF 994 is on the north end of a ballast train parked in the house track near "the sag" just north of Palmer Lake. This view is from atop nearby Spruce Mountain.