BNSF Southern/Texas Coal Route

For coal traffic southward to Smithers Lake, see the southern part of the Santa Fe Texas Chief route between the Rosenberg area and Fort Worth.

Local to Fort Worth

Forth Worth to Saginaw

Saginaw to Metro Junction (and Alliance Yard)


Fort Worth and Denver/Colorado & Southern

Saginaw to Quanah

Quanah to Amarillo

Amarillo to Trinidad

Trinidad to Pueblo

The former Rio Grande Walsenburg sub. now provides joint operation (paired track) with the former Colorado & Southern between Walsenburg and Pueblo.

Walsenburg to Pueblo (UP)

After the creation of the BNSF, directional running was instituted between Amarillo and Pueblo, using the former Santa Fe route as well as the former FW&D/C&S route:

Amarillo to Las Animas Junction

La Junta to Las Animas Junction

La Junta to Pueblo


Colorado Joint Line

Pueblo to Bragdon (Southbound)

Pueblo to Bragdon (Northbound)

Bragdon to Crews (Southbound)

Bragdon to Crews (Northbound)

Crews to Palmer Lake

Palmer Lake to South Denver (Southbound)

Palmer Lake to South Denver (Northbound)

South Denver to Walnut Street (Santa Fe)

South Denver to Walnut Street (Rio Grande)

Walnut Street to 23rd Street (Denver)

(The line around the west side of downtown Denver entered service in 1986.)


Denver to Alliance

Denver to Brush

Brush to Sterling

Sterling to Alliance