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Maintenance Train — BNSF 4338

BNSF 4338, a GE DASH 9-44CW, leads BNSF 738 (also DASH 9-44CW) and BNSF 7566 (GE ES44DC) in a trio of DC-powered engines. They were pulling a load of concrete railroad ties north. There has been some maintenance going on north of Colorado Springs on the joint line, do no doubt these ties are already laid and doing their part for the railroad.

As you can see from the above shot, the signal doesn’t light up when traffic’s going north, since they’ve switched over to the PTC signal. It makes catching these northbound trains a little trickier.

Coal Train — Union Pacific 6855

Normally, I wouldn’t post the end of the train as the featured image; but I really like the back of the GE engines.

Pulling the train for Colorado Springs Utilities is Union Pacific 6855, an AC44CW.

An ES44DC, Union Pacific 7933 and an ES44AC Union Pacific 7380 help at the front.

A freshly painted pair of locomotives brought up the rear: Another AC4400CW, Union Pacific 6415 and an ES44AC, Union Pacific 2742.

Autoracks Video — BNSF 7892

Heute bin ich faul. Ich habe ein Video von einem Autozug. BNSF 7892 (GE ES44DC) und BNSF 4007 (DASH 9-44CW) sind die Lokomotiven.

Der Himmel war sehr blau und die Bäume waren sehr grün.

I’m being lazy today. I have a video of a train of Autoracks. BNSF 7892 (GE ES44DC) and BNSF 4007 (DASH 9-44CW) are the engines.

The sky was very blue and the trees were very green.

My Little Railfan’s Photos

These are pictures my daughter took with her phone. She’s turning into quite the little rail fan. BNSF 9140 (EMD SD70ACe) takes the lead.

BNSF 5648 (GE AC4400CW)

BNSF 9375 (EMD SD70ACe)

And BNSF 5741 (GE ES44AC)

The end DPUs of a different train, CREX 1346 and BNSF 5935; both are GE ES44ACs.

And some rolling stock:

I appreciate my daughter’s letting me share these with you.

Watco Companies — WAMX 4218

Just sitting on the line, waiting to be used again. I initially thought this was a Union Pacific train, and you can understand why. I’m sure the engines used to be UP. But they’re registered to Watco Companies. These two, WAMX 4218 and WAM 4217, are a pair of EMD SD40-2s.

These are the last of my Kansas photos from our Memorial Day weekend trip.