Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

This southbound BNSF coal load is climbing the 1.4% grade on Main 1 about three miles north of Palmer Lake. Once at Palmer Lake, the train with throttle back and start the descent toward Colorado Springs, Pueblo, La Junta, and places beyond. Clouds from a large summer thunderstorm make for a dramatic looking sky.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 5:49:15 PM
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Location Information
City or County and State
Spruce, CO

Subdivision
Colorado Springs (UP)/Pikes Peak (BNSF)

Milepost or Control Point
Spruce (MP 48.8)




Train Information
Railroad
BNSF
Model
SD70MAC
Unit Number
BNSF 9876



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
200
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
18 mm
Shutter
1/500 seconds
Aperture
f/11


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