BNSF 9297, an EMD SD70ACe, pulls an empty unit coal train for Xcel Energy north through Colorado Springs. I was standing on the south side of Monument Valley Park; and it was almost mid-day — the shadows are pretty harsh, but the color of the engine stands out really well against the background.
I got the summit of Pikes Peak in this shot of the Xcel Energy hopper; and you can perhaps tell there were a few clouds playing havoc with the lighting. Never a dull moment for Colorado Springs photographers!
The distributed power units (DPUs) provided a treat: Citirail’s CREX 1318, a GE ES44AC. I really like the Citirail color scheme and they provide a little variety.
BNSF 9267, another EMD SD70ACe, has been on the blog before, also pulling duty as a DPU.