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By:Marty Pfohl
Dates:1/1/2000 - 11/27/2013
Album Info:This album covers action over the west and south of Colorado, some of our most beautiful and famous locations!!
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AMT 137
Title:  AMT 137
Description:  A crowd has gathered around the train at Glenwood Springs.
Photo Date:  10/27/2013  Upload Date: 12/11/2013 2:46:17 AM
Location:  Glenwood Springs, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 137(P42DC)
Views:  123   Comments: 2
AMT 137
Title:  AMT 137
Description:  Amtrak P42 137 at Glenwood Springs.
Photo Date:  10/27/2013  Upload Date: 12/11/2013 2:37:05 AM
Location:  Glenwood Springs, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AMTK 137(P42DC)
Views:  55   Comments: 0
AMT 81
Title:  AMT 81
Description:  Amtrak no. 81 and No. 4 take thier train through the heart of Glenwood Canyon near Hanging Lake. This was once the DRGW mainline..
Photo Date:  10/27/2013  Upload Date: 12/11/2013 3:00:09 AM
Location:  Glenwood Springs, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 81(P42DC)
Views:  129   Comments: 0
AMT 137
Title:  AMT 137
Description:  A few minutes out of Glenwood and AMT 137 is highballing west with her train.
Photo Date:  10/27/2013  Upload Date: 12/11/2013 2:53:03 AM
Location:  Glenwood Springs, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 137(P42DC)
Views:  60   Comments: 0
AMT 200, 157
Title:  AMT 200, 157
Description:  Amtrak passing under a local access overpass [I-25 exit 6] about halfway up the Colorado side of Raton Pass. This was the only train I had seen on this line during my 2 day stay there. And although there is a lot of good photo locales, almost all access off the highways is impossible due to rampant private property restrictions.
Photo Date:  11/9/2013  Upload Date: 1/17/2014 1:52:30 PM
Location:  Trinidad, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 200(P42DC) AMTK 157(P42DC)
Views:  95   Comments: 2
Ailing GE..
Title:  Ailing GE..
Description:  ES44AC 6168 seems to be a bit too new to be getting sick like this..here she seems to be struggling to get this coaler over the top at Palmer Divide. As the DPU's came abrest they notched down and 6168 really started to bark!!!
Photo Date:  6/20/2013  Upload Date: 12/11/2013 3:28:25 AM
Location:  Palmer Lake, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6168(ES44AC)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
BNSF 9738
Title:  BNSF 9738
Description:  In a postcard setting, BNSF exec. 9738 breathes a sigh of relief having just crested the Palmer Divide with yet more coal. The smoggy yellow tint in the air was due to the many wildfires burning in our region.
Photo Date:  11/27/2013  Upload Date: 12/15/2013 10:49:41 PM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9738(SD70MAC)
Views:  105   Comments: 1
BNSF 9282
Title:  BNSF 9282
Description:  A going away shot of the 9262 doing DPU/helper on this loaded coaler. She's at the top of the S curve, MP50.
Photo Date:  9/8/2013  Upload Date: 1/21/2014 2:34:49 AM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9282(SD70ACe)
Views:  96   Comments: 0
BNSF 5208
Title:  BNSF 5208
Description:  A bright early September morning finds this C-44 and an 8300 sliverbonnet clattering over to the downhill main at Palmer Lake.
Photo Date:  9/3/2013  Upload Date: 12/16/2013 1:07:11 AM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5208(C44-9W)
Views:  88   Comments: 0
BNSF 5429
Title:  BNSF 5429
Description:  Working alone at the head end of an empty rail train, BNSF 5429 roars through Greenland on this sunny afternoon.
Photo Date:  11/3/2013  Upload Date: 12/16/2013 1:18:22 AM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5429(C44-9W)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
BNSF 5450
Title:  BNSF 5450
Description:  BNSF 5450 East rounds the broad curve at Palmer Lake on a bright june morning as the engineer extends a warm wave to his photographer!
Photo Date:  6/20/2013  Upload Date: 12/17/2013 3:22:16 AM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5450(C44-9W)
Views:  70   Comments: 0
BNSF 5885
Title:  BNSF 5885
Description:  5885 rounding the curve at Palmer Lake and going into dynamic..
Photo Date:  6/20/2013  Upload Date: 12/17/2013 3:34:31 AM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5885(ES44AC)
Views:  69   Comments: 0
BNSF 9254
Title:  BNSF 9254
Description:  BNSF helper 9254 has just uncoupled from its train and is crossing over to the downhill main back to Castle Rock. The Rampart Range forms the backdrop here at Palmer lake.
Photo Date:  9/8/2013  Upload Date: 12/17/2013 3:42:58 AM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9254(SD70ACe)
Views:  69   Comments: 0
BNSF 9356
Title:  BNSF 9356
Description:  Working solo and with a little bit of sand and smoke, BNSF 9356 pushes hard and steady on the back of this coaler. The rest of her train snakes uphill before her. The 2 main lines [Joint Line] originally crossed over here. In 1919 the crossover was taken out and the two mains rerouted a bit to stay parallel but separate for that last couple miles to the divide. That reroute made for some beautiful curves that future [today's] railfans could use to photographic advantage!!
Photo Date:  11/3/2013  Upload Date: 12/18/2013 11:46:25 PM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9356(SD70ACe)
Views:  114   Comments: 1
BNSF 8529S MP50JLPL
Title:  BNSF 8529S MP50JLPL
Description:  DPU's 8529 and 6032 are down in the sag at MP 50 and grinding sand for the final push to the summit of Palmer Divide, thier train snaking uphill before them.
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/5/2014 10:41:11 PM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8529(SD70ACe)
Views:  113   Comments: 2
BNSF 9474
Title:  BNSF 9474
Description:  The hard part's done, and now 9474 can rest up for the drift down to Colorado Springs on this bright june morning!
Photo Date:  6/20/2013  Upload Date: 12/17/2013 9:20:11 PM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9474(SD70MAC)
Views:  91   Comments: 0
First light bring great catch!
Title:  First light bring great catch!
Description:  My first train of the day, and a great catch! Bringing up the rear on this coaler is an ex SP, 6276 AND an ex CNW, the 6716!! Great way to start the day!!
Photo Date:  11/3/2013  Upload Date: 12/19/2013 12:10:44 AM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 6276(AC44CW) UP 6716(AC44CW)
Views:  114   Comments: 0
JLSag
Title:  JLSag
Description:  It is 1:18 pm as this BNSF northbound glides down the #1 main towards Denver, while a southbound loaded coaler holds the #2 main in the 'sag' at Spruce. With the NB clear ahead the SB coaler will shortly resume its final 3 mile grind to the summit at Palmer Lake. There was once a crossover here when each mainline was operated separately by the ATSF and DRGW, but it was taken out after joint operations started way back in 1918! {ColoradoRailfan.com "Train Logs; A day on the Joint Line" has some good background info re the Joint Line..}
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/4/2014 2:48:12 PM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  42   Comments: 0
BNSF 9221
Title:  BNSF 9221
Description:  BNSF 9221 & 9980 negotiate the 'S' curve at MP50 ahead of a gathering storm on this beautiful afternoon.
Photo Date:  9/8/2013  Upload Date: 12/19/2013 12:42:42 AM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9221(SD70ACe) BNSF 9980(SD70MAC)
Views:  124   Comments: 0
BNSF 9221
Title:  BNSF 9221
Description:  BNSF 9221 leads the 9980 through the 'S' curve and past the milepost sighn on the last leg of the clinb to the Palmer Divide.
Photo Date:  9/8/2013  Upload Date: 1/24/2014 1:31:03 PM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9221(SD70ACe)
Views:  93   Comments: 1
UP 7456
Title:  UP 7456
Description:  UP 7456 leads an empty rail train around the curves nearing Palmer Divide summit after a winter storm
Photo Date:  2/28/2013  Upload Date: 1/13/2014 1:01:25 AM
Location:  Palmer Lake, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  UP 7456(AC45CCTE)
Views:  126   Comments: 2
BNSF 5950
Title:  BNSF 5950
Description:  BNSF always keeps a 'backup' helper at Palmer Divide. On this february day it was the 5950. Most of the time these reserve engines sit quietly until a MoW worker comes and starts one up.
Photo Date:  2/28/2013  Upload Date: 1/15/2014 12:54:11 PM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives:  BNSF 5950(ES44AC)
Views:  68   Comments: 0
BNSF 5950PmLk
Title:  BNSF 5950PmLk
Description:  BNSF 5950 is the Palmer lake 'backup power' sitting quietly at Palmer Divide awaiting call to duty. [Soon after this photo an MoW truck pulled up and started her...]
Photo Date:  2/28/2013  Upload Date: 8/30/2014 1:15:12 PM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Winter
Locomotives:  BNSF 5950(ES44AC)
Views:  54   Comments: 0
BNSF 9941Crk
Title:  BNSF 9941Crk
Description:  I knew it would be a good day when the 9941 showed up with a heavy coaler going south, a scarce 10 minutes after I had arrived at this location. A wide and long pullout here off Plum Creek Road offers an excellent place to set up and wait. These first 6 photos will follow 1 train to Greenland.
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/1/2014 2:58:15 PM
Location:  Castle Rock, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9941(SD70MAC)
Views:  68   Comments: 0
BNSF 95609895SClrkS2
Title:  BNSF 95609895SClrkS2
Description:  Bringing up the rear of 9941's train was this set of nose to nose DPU's..both front and back, Grienstien and heritage '70MACs, all the way!
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/1/2014 3:05:12 PM
Location:  Castle Rock, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9560(SD70MAC) BNSF 9895(SD70MAC)
Views:  131   Comments: 2
BNSF 95609895ClrkS3
Title:  BNSF 95609895ClrkS3
Description:  South of Castle Rock there is about 5 miles of straight tangent in front of Larkspur. 2 1/2 miles down, and this was the view from the paralleling frontage road as the DPU's make slow but steady progress towards Palmer Divide.
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/1/2014 3:16:26 PM
Location:  Castle Rock, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9560(SD70MAC) BNSF 9895(SD70MAC)
Views:  97   Comments: 1
BNSF 99419521Glnd
Title:  BNSF 99419521Glnd
Description:  BNSF 9941 and 9521 have reached Greenland and will lose a bit more momentum from here as the grade stiffens.
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/2/2014 12:03:37 PM
Location:  Greenland, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9941(SD70MAC) BNSF 9521(SD70MAC)
Views:  129   Comments: 0
BNSF 99419521GlndS2
Title:  BNSF 99419521GlndS2
Description:  The Rasberry Buttes form the backdrop for 9941 and 9521 South as they pass the townsite of Greenland on this beautiful morning. This view is looking from the northbound downhill main.
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/2/2014 12:02:53 PM
Location:  Greenland, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9941(SD70MAC) BNSF 9521(SD70MAC)
Views:  106   Comments: 0
BNSF 98959560SGlnd
Title:  BNSF 98959560SGlnd
Description:  BNSF 9895 and 9560 are down under 10 mph. and shoving in run 8 passing Greenland. There is an extensive livestock loadout here [on the north main] which has been disused for many years. Greenland was once the railhead town when the joint line was being built, nowdays it hosts a few homes and a popular regional park.
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/2/2014 12:04:20 PM
Location:  Greenland, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9895(SD70MAC) BNSF 9560(SD70MAC)
Views:  79   Comments: 1
CREX 1316NGlnd
Title:  CREX 1316NGlnd
Description:  CREX 1316 flies downhill through Greenland with an empty coaler heading north to Denver.
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/2/2014 3:01:34 PM
Location:  Greenland, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CREX 1316(ES44AC)
Views:  104   Comments: 0
BNSF 4384N Glnd
Title:  BNSF 4384N Glnd
Description:  The gullwing cab on BNSF 4384 gives away her heritage as she and a sister GE barrel through Greenland with auto racks.
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/2/2014 3:09:23 PM
Location:  Greenland, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4384(C44-9W)
Views:  32   Comments: 0
BNSF 9188CP8579N Glnd
Title:  BNSF 9188CP8579N Glnd
Description:  Under building clouds BNSF 9188 leads a surprise visitor, CP 8579 downgrade through Greenland. It was a lucky day that a lot of traffic was funneling through the joint line here.
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/2/2014 3:18:49 PM
Location:  Greenland, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9188(SD70ACe) CP 8579(AC44CW)
Views:  68   Comments: 0
BNSF 6045NGlnd
Title:  BNSF 6045NGlnd
Description:  DPU 6045 and an executive unit fly through Greenland towards Larkspur Butte.
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/3/2014 1:47:51 PM
Location:  Greenland, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6045(ES44AC)
Views:  62   Comments: 0
BNSF 85296032S Glnd
Title:  BNSF 85296032S Glnd
Description:  BNSF DPU's for 9241, the 8529 and 6032 pass Greenland at a walk as they go into the last few miles of the climb to Palmer. The 8529 is making her RRPA introduction here!
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/3/2014 2:27:26 PM
Location:  Greenland, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8529(SD70ACe) BNSF 6032(ES44AC)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
BNSF 92419459SGlnd
Title:  BNSF 92419459SGlnd
Description:  Spruce Mountain and the Rampart range jut over the forground hill as BNSF 9241 and 9459 lug it elephant style!
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/3/2014 2:00:58 PM
Location:  Greenland, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9241(SD70ACe) BNSF 9459(SD70MAC)
Views:  104   Comments: 0
BNSF PsgMt Glnd
Title:  BNSF PsgMt Glnd
Description:  The forground train previously photographed at Greenland has come to a stop about 3 miles upgrade to allow for the downhill train to glide past on 'main 1'. At just the right moment the head end of the downgrade passes the tail end of the upgrade..[a lone EMD with 4 GE's...]
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/4/2014 1:47:39 PM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8529(SD70ACe) BNSF 6032(ES44AC) BNSF 5822(ES44AC) BNSF 5826(ES44AC) BNSF 6291(ES44AC)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
BNSF PsgMt GlndS2
Title:  BNSF PsgMt GlndS2
Description:  Tail passes tail..another well timed moment sees the DPU's on both trains pass. The foreground set sports the BNSF 'swoosh' while the background set has a matched '70MAC pair with an older heritage scheme..{ In this area about 1/4 mile north of the 'sag' Spruce Mountain Road is above the mains 1&2 with long views in both directions; parking is OK but the road shoulder is narrow here.}
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/4/2014 1:48:39 PM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8529(SD70ACe) BNSF 6032(ES44AC) BNSF 9472(SD70MAC) BNSF 8846(SD70MAC)
Views:  203   Comments: 1
BNSF 8971SGlnd
Title:  BNSF 8971SGlnd
Description:  From a dead stop the head end has just recieved clearance to move south, and with enough smoke to make a steamer jealous an epic black cloud erupts fom the stack of 8971's trailing exec unit. -If that didn't clean out the cobwebs I dont know what else would have!!!!
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/5/2014 10:58:31 PM
Location:  Greenland, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8971(SD70MAC)
Views:  103   Comments: 2
BNSF 90269561SGlnd
Title:  BNSF 90269561SGlnd
Description:  A low angle view under streaming clouds of the DPU set for 8971.
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/6/2014 12:54:44 AM
Location:  Greenland, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9026(SD70ACe) BNSF 9561(SD70MAC)
Views:  141   Comments: 0
BNSF 95519026SGlnd
Title:  BNSF 95519026SGlnd
Description:  Just past Noe Road crossing in Greenland on the uphill main 2, DPU's 9551 and 9026 give an assist to the 8971 up front.
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/6/2014 1:19:05 AM
Location:  Greenland, CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9551(SD70MAC) BNSF 9026(SD70ACe)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
BNSF 95519026SMP50PLJL
Title:  BNSF 95519026SMP50PLJL
Description:  BNSF DPU's about to drop into the sag at MP 50, as thier train snakes ahead of them..
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/6/2014 1:39:44 AM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9551(SD70MAC) BNSF 9026(SD70ACe)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
BNSF 95519026SDPUMP50PLJL
Title:  BNSF 95519026SDPUMP50PLJL
Description:  "Earning thier keep.." seems to be the best description here...BNSF 9551 and 9026 in a good illustration of what heavy helper service is all about! [MP50]
Photo Date:  7/28/2014  Upload Date: 8/6/2014 1:59:23 AM
Location:  Palmer Lake (Joint Line), CO
Author:  Marty Pfohl
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9551(SD70MAC) BNSF 9026(SD70ACe)
Views:  168   Comments: 0


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