Framed by some trees alongside the road, the back of Pikes Peak…
No, not the Greenland. My wife and I first saw this train as it came into Larkspur, and I tried to get a pic of it crossing the old Santa Fe bridge on the south side of Larkspur. But that photo wasn’t so hot — we headed south and waited at the crossing at Noe Road. I got these photos there.
In the lead is BNSF 5766 and CREX 1413, a pair of GE ES44ACs rocking it Elephant Style.
The lead engines round the bend and head toward Spruce:
While a long load of coal stretches off toward the north.
And a pair of EMD SD70ACes bring up the rear in the form of BNSF 8521 and BNSF 9133:
As you may have gathered from all the pics, we love the zoo here. Please don’t feel any obligation to donate; but if, and only if, you are so inclined, you can follow this link to donate to the Zoo. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is among a handful that isn’t tax-payer supported (if that makes a difference to you).
January 31, 2018 — a super, blue, lunar-eclipsed moon.