The face of BNSF 6100, a GE ES44AC, appears through the trees before rounding the bend for the relatively straight shot south. 6100 is paired with BNSF 5752, a sister ES44AC.
Bringing up the rear of this load of coal for Xcel Energy is an EMD SD70ACe (but I can’t remember which one), and a third GE ES44AC: BNSF 5949.
BNSF 5925, a GE ES44AC engine, leads an empty coal train through Colorado Springs. It’s followed by sister ES44AC, BNSF 5752.
Incidentally, these hoppers will be transporting coal to an Xcel Energy power plant. This sign on the hopper caught my eye as the train passed, and I had to laugh. Health and Safety departments just don’t have enough to do, I guess:
Operating as distributed power units at the end of this train was another pair of GE ES44ACs: BNSF 5883 (I think — I didn’t get the number clear enough), and BNSF 5865.