Colorado’s Joint Line is a heritage of the original Denver & Rio Grande narrow gauge mainline out of Denver but, in the time before the big mergers was a line shared by trains of the Burlington Northern, the DRG&W and the Santa Fe. Owned by the Rio Grande and the Santa Fe and with the Burlington Northern as a tenant…Colorado’s Joint Line is the setting for a spectacular show featuring trains from all 3 railroads. Trains roar south out of mile-high Denver for the fifty mile run to Palmer Lake at 7,237 feet above sea level. Helpers are cut off at Palmer Lake and the trains continue to Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
Add to this scene a backdrop of the Colorado Rocky Mountains…and in all 4 seasons! You’ll experience Joint Line action on the colorful days of Autumn to the blizzards of Winter…then to the warm days of Spring and Summer.
Motive Power on the Joint Line includes C30-7, SD40,GP39-2. GP30, GP40- 2 and the SD45. Also see the new Oakway EMD SD60’s in their blue and white paint scheme. The red “SPSF” failed-merger paint scheme is still in evidence too.