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:
Pulling into Walsenburg, CO.
I thought I had a few other, better shots of the trio of engines sitting in the rail yard in Pueblo; but I don’t really like the ones I have (as if the good ones jumped out of the camera to go get a beer while the crap ones stuck around, right?).
But I did like this head=on shot of BNSF 1791, an EMD SD 40-2.
BNSF 7332, an ES44DC, sits idling in the yard in Pueblo.
Sitting on a siding in the Union Pacific rail yard is a long line of EMD SD9043MACs.
Ushering 2017 out: it seems a fitting image.
BNSF 1791, an EMD SD 40-2, was coupled to BNSF 2685 in the Pueblo rail yard.
I’ve read SD stands for Special Duty (and I think they all have 6-wheel trucks), while the GP stands for General Purpose (and have 4-wheel trucks).
BSNF 2685, an EMD GP 39-3, sits in the rail yard in Pueblo, the middle part of a trio of engines waiting for something to do.