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  1. Meet at Tonville

    Meet at Tonville

    BNSF 5900 pulls a loaded coal train towards Denver at Tonville, CO on BNSF's Brush Sub. An empty waits in the siding for the load to pass.
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    Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus train waits on the approach to Palmer Lake, CO as it travels southbound on the joint line to Colorado Springs, June 9, 2008.
  3. Circus comes to town

    Circus comes to town

    Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus train came through Castle Rock, CO on June 9, 2008 en route to Colorado Springs, CO for performances. What a surprise to see many of the performers in the vestibules, including this lady looking out.
  4. For Leah - Wide Angle!

    For Leah - Wide Angle!

    As seen through a stock loading ramp 100 years old, a BNSF unit coal train is seen passing an equally old barn at Greenland, CO . Shot with at 12mm on Nikon 12-24mm f4 zoom (effective 18mm).
  5. EL Derailment

    EL Derailment

    Derailment in progress towards the rear of the train. Although not spectacular in this view, the dust cloud in the rear of the image shows a derailment in progress, as this EL train went into emergency as I made this shot. We were following this train, and had taken shot's of it earlier, and...
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    Comment by 'skyview' in media 'UP 6065 on Twin Peaks Sub'

    Not a desert, short grass prairie!!!
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    BNSF 5805 and BNSF 6090 shove a loaded BNSF coal train south on the Pikes Peak Sub (Colorado's Joint line) at Greenland, CO with Pikes Peak looming in the distance.
  8. UP 6065

    UP 6065

    UP 6065 pulls through the curves on the Twin Peaks Sub, near Barela, CO. This often overlooked BNSF line features many curves, including several horseshoe curves between Des Moines, NM and Trinidad, CO. Directional operations are present on this line, with northbounds on the Twin Peaks Sub...
  9. BNSF 7536 as DPU

    BNSF 7536 as DPU

    BNSF 7536 assists with a southbound merchandise train on the Boise City Sub, March 27, 2008.
  10. UP 6065 on Twin Peaks Sub

    UP 6065 on Twin Peaks Sub

    UP 6065 leads a covered hopper train between Trinchera, CO and Barela, CO on March 29, 2008.
  11. Through the vertical curve at Trinchera

    Through the vertical curve at Trinchera

    BNSF 6212 leads an empty coal train through a vertical curve just prior to Trinchera, CO on the BNSF Twin Peaks Sub. March 29, 2008.
  12. Southbound coal

    Southbound coal

    BNSF 8932 leads a southbound coal load past wetlands just east of NA Jct, CO on the Pueblo Sub.
  13. Eastbound at Levy

    Eastbound at Levy

    Amtrak #4 passes semaphores still in operation on the Raton Sub, at the west end of Levy, NM on March 28, 2008.
  14. Descending Ration

    Descending Ration

    Amtrak #3 descends Raton Pass just north of Raton, NM on Mar 28, 2008
  15. Semaphores in the 21st Century

    Semaphores in the 21st Century

    Amtrak #3 splits the semaphores at Wagon Mound, NM on March 28, 2008
  16. Under Steam Again

    Under Steam Again

    After a multi year restoration project, RG 346 is under steam once again at the Colorado Rail Museum in Golden, CO.
  17. Modern Power through Trinchera

    Modern Power through Trinchera

    Pulling coal empties returning north for another load of coal, modern power contrasts with the nearly abandoned buildings at Trinchera, CO on the BNSF Twin Peaks Sub
  18. Pikes Peak Looms

    Pikes Peak Looms

    UP DPUs shoving hard against a southbound UP coal load, with Pikes Peak looming ahead. Its easy to see why BNSF has named this the "Pikes Peak Subdivision) though commonly know to railfans as the joint line.
  19. BNSF 5180 splits semaphores

    BNSF 5180 splits semaphores

    BNSF 5180 leads a northbound intermodal train at Wagon Mound, NM, splitting still active semaphores. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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