I’ve talked before about how my timing sucks. I saw this empty coal train approaching, but wasn’t able to park, get to a good spot, check my settings and get the shots. But I got these few (and one that was so over-exposed, even calling it “artistic” was going to be a stretch).
A trio of EMD SD70 hardware. In the front was BNSF 9281 and BNSF 9698 an ACe and a MAC respectively. At the end was BNSF 9369 (another EMD SD70ACe) and BNSF 5605, a GE AC4400CW.
Here’s the head of the train making the bend at the north end of the small yard in Colorado Springs and just before it passed under the bridge on Bijou Avenue.
I’m not certain that the station there in the background is authentic (I suppose I should go down there and check that out); but I think it sort of gives the area a little bit of an “old timey” feel among the modern surroundings.