Unit Coal Train in Greenland — BNSF 5766

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:


Run to the Shrine

On my Fat Guy Running blog today, I mentioned that I’ve registered for the Run to the Shrine at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in May.

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).