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By:Richard Kundert
Dates:1/29/2012 - 11/29/2012
Album Info:2012 was a memorable year for the Front Range Sub. Traffic was at an all-time high in part to the success of the Great Western Industrial park in Windsor, CO. Unit trains of Turbine blades, frac sand, oil and grain were interchanged with the Great Western at Fort Collins. In addition, the opening of an industrial park at Speer, WY (south of Cheyenne) added trains of oil and other commodities. 2012 also saw the elimination of "true" Street running along Mason St. It had been over 30 years since the tracks in Mason Street received any kind of major rehabilitation. In a cooperative venture between BNSF and the City of Fort Collins, the street and tracks were completely removed. Curbs were installed to keep the tracks separate from the street, new ties and new welded rail was installed and train speeds raised from 10 mph to 25 mph. I hope you enjoy this colorful look at the Front Range Sub in 2012!
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BNSF 6376
Title:  BNSF 6376
Description:  Heres a rare view of Mason St without any vehicular traffic! A northbound empty coal train.
Photo Date:  1/29/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:23:16 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6376(ES44AC)
Views:  67   Comments: 0
CP 9738
Title:  CP 9738
Description:  CP units were very unusual on the Front Range Sub, but CP 9738 leads the LAUDEN down Mason St.
Photo Date:  1/29/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:24:31 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CP 9738(AC44CW)
Views:  83   Comments: 0
BNSF 1920
Title:  BNSF 1920
Description:  The 1920 had been on lease to the Great Western, but it was returned and powers the Longmont Switch back to Longmont.
Photo Date:  2/24/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:25:32 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1920(SD40-2)
Views:  93   Comments: 0
BNSF 1791
Title:  BNSF 1791
Description:  On Atwood Street in Longmont
Photo Date:  3/6/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:26:19 PM
Location:  Longmont, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1791(SD40-2)
Views:  65   Comments: 0
BNSF 1920
Title:  BNSF 1920
Description:  A long northbound Longmont switch passing Highland
Photo Date:  3/19/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:27:16 PM
Location:  Highland, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1920(SD40-2)
Views:  85   Comments: 0
BNSF 1601
Title:  BNSF 1601
Description:  Atwood Street in Longmont
Photo Date:  3/20/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:28:20 PM
Location:  Longmont, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1601(SD40-2)
Views:  73   Comments: 0
BNSF 1065
Title:  BNSF 1065
Description:  A southbound military train at Owl Canyon.
Photo Date:  3/27/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:29:16 PM
Location:  Owl Canyon, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1065(C44-9W)
Views:  50   Comments: 0
BNSF 1601
Title:  BNSF 1601
Description:  Mountain Ave & Mason St
Photo Date:  3/29/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:30:07 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1601(SD40-2)
Views:  77   Comments: 1
BNSF 5263
Title:  BNSF 5263
Description:  The parking garage at the north end of Mason St provided the vantage point for many photos. Here, a southbound heads down the street at 10mph.
Photo Date:  4/26/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:31:30 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5263(C44-9W)
Views:  67   Comments: 2
BNSF 1680
Title:  BNSF 1680
Description:  Approaching Longs Peak with the Longmont Switch. The engineer did not like railfans and frequently turned the headlight off.
Photo Date:  4/26/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:33:58 PM
Location:  Longs Peak, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1680(SD40-2)
Views:  98   Comments: 1
BNSF 6635
Title:  BNSF 6635
Description:  A northbound officer train on Mason St.
Photo Date:  5/4/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:36:15 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6635(ES44C4)
Views:  61   Comments: 0
BNSF 6635
Title:  BNSF 6635
Description:  A brand new ES44C4 leads an officer train on Mason St.
Photo Date:  5/4/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:35:27 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6635(ES44C4)
Views:  67   Comments: 0
BSNF 787
Title:  BSNF 787
Description:  South of Fort Collins at Trilby Road with the Pueblo-Laurel (PUELAU)
Photo Date:  6/23/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:36:48 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 787(C44-9W)
Views:  40   Comments: 0
BNSF 1059
Title:  BNSF 1059
Description:  From the Mason Street parking garage
Photo Date:  6/30/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:37:34 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1059(C44-9W)
Views:  54   Comments: 0
Mason Street Rehabilitation
Title:  Mason Street Rehabilitation
Description:  Dropping new rail
Photo Date:  7/18/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 4:57:55 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  46   Comments: 1
Mason Street Rehabilitation
Title:  Mason Street Rehabilitation
Description:  Existing street running before removal
Photo Date:  7/22/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 4:58:53 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  61   Comments: 1
BNSF 7452
Title:  BNSF 7452
Description:  The Longmont Switch has an ES44 leading on the trip back to Longmont. This was the second-to-last train on Mason St before the track was removed.
Photo Date:  7/22/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:00:26 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7452(ES44DC)
Views:  84   Comments: 0
BNSF 5226
Title:  BNSF 5226
Description:  This southbound was the last through train on Mason Street before the track was removed. The next morning, the tracks would be gone.
Photo Date:  7/22/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:02:29 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5226(C44-9W)
Views:  52   Comments: 1
Mason Street Rehabilitation
Title:  Mason Street Rehabilitation
Description:  Tracks removed and new welded rail shoved aside to facilitate construction
Photo Date:  7/24/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:03:07 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  53   Comments: 0
Mason Street Rehabilitation
Title:  Mason Street Rehabilitation
Description:  Photographed from the parking garage on Mason street
Photo Date:  7/25/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:04:02 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  71   Comments: 0
Mason Street Rehabilitation
Title:  Mason Street Rehabilitation
Description:  The BNSF brought in its mechanized track laying equipment. This machine would distribute ties, pull the rail into place and spike it down. it was an incredible machine to watch!!
Photo Date:  7/25/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:05:48 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  64   Comments: 1
Mason Street Rehabilitation
Title:  Mason Street Rehabilitation
Description:  Looking at the new track from the Mason Street parking garage
Photo Date:  7/27/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:06:54 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  54   Comments: 0
BNSF 5915
Title:  BNSF 5915
Description:  Even though much work remained, the Front Range Sub was opened for traffic on 8/4/2012. The first train through was an empty coal train.
Photo Date:  8/4/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:14:49 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5915(ES44AC)
Views:  71   Comments: 0
BNSF 7873
Title:  BNSF 7873
Description:  By late August, street construction and railroad signal installation was complete and trains were rolling down Mason Street at 25mph. Here the TACDEN stack train rolls south
Photo Date:  8/29/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:15:25 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7873(ES44DC)
Views:  74   Comments: 0
BNSF 1700
Title:  BNSF 1700
Description:  The Longmont Switch picked up a long train from the GWR at North Yard and is returning to Longmont
Photo Date:  9/10/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:17:04 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1700(SD40-2)
Views:  61   Comments: 0
BNSF 7777
Title:  BNSF 7777
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/14/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:16:20 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 7777(ES44DC)
Views:  66   Comments: 0
BNSF 3004
Title:  BNSF 3004
Description:  A former Burlington GP40 in fresh H3 BNSF paint
Photo Date:  9/14/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:17:38 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 3004(GP40M)
Views:  77   Comments: 0
BNSF 4060
Title:  BNSF 4060
Description:  Mountain & Mason with the CHEDEN.
Photo Date:  9/18/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:18:32 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4060(C44-9W)
Views:  67   Comments: 0
BNSF 1700
Title:  BNSF 1700
Description:  From the Courthouse lawn, the Longmont switch heads south
Photo Date:  9/18/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:19:04 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1700(SD40-2)
Views:  51   Comments: 0
UP 6485
Title:  UP 6485
Description:  UP, CSX and BNSF locomotives approach the south siding switch at Fort Collins
Photo Date:  9/21/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:19:39 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 6485(AC44CW)
Views:  65   Comments: 0
BNSF 1572
Title:  BNSF 1572
Description:  A rebuilt SD45-2 (classified as an SD40-2R) leads the Longmont Switch down Mason St.
Photo Date:  10/23/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:21:01 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1572(SD40-2R)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
BNSF 1684
Title:  BNSF 1684
Description:  Southbound on Mason Street
Photo Date:  11/29/2012  Upload Date: 1/17/2017 5:21:45 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1684(SD40-2) BNSF 8103(SD60M)
Views:  100   Comments: 0


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