Autoracks — BNSF 5681


Early morning (around ~0700) coming up to Spruce, I saw the headlights of this train approaching. Though BNSF 5681 had a yellow signal ahead, the GE ES44AC stopped short of the signal — BNSF trains often do this here. I’ve read it’s to allow the traction motors to cool off after the climb out of Larkspur through Greenland, but I really don’t know for certain — if you do, let me know in the comments.

This segment of the Colorado Joint Line is dubbed The Sag, and this image should be a clue why if the other ones weren’t hint enough.


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