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Big Boy

I spotted this Big Boy on Northern Avenue in Pueblo, Colorado. When we lived in southern California, we used to go to Bob’s Big Boy restaurants — which is why I immediately recognized this thing.

The setting didn’t make this any less surreal:


I really have no idea what this place was, but the creepy Big Boy in front of the building doesn’t make me want to dig much deeper.



Monument Pass


Last Thursday some bad weather was rolling in as I drove to work. To get to Denver from Colorado Springs, you have to go over Monument Pass. The summit of Monument Pass is over 7300 ft (2225m) in elevation; the weather up there is often weird. It also sort of corrals weather to one side or the other.

Fog was rolling in as I crossed over the summit and the snow was blowing from the north, which gave that side of the trees a bit of frosting.

Coal Train — BNSF 6015


BNSF 6015, a GE ES44AC, has featured here on my blog before a couple of times. In fact, it was the first engine I shot after we moved to Colorado Springs a couple of years ago.

Here it is at the front of a coal train in Larkspur paired up with BNSF 5679, an old GE AC4400CW that’s seen better days it seems. This section of track levels out just after a relatively steep climb, and the long train strings out around the bend and down the hill. It would be awesome to photograph that someday.

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