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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.
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...
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...
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.
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