I was a bit surprised to see that no photos of the former Vomit Bonnet have been uploaded to RP in the nearly two years since she hit the paint booth, but here she is in the Swoosh scheme on the t... (more)
BNSF 5609 leads a loaded coal train south onto the siding at the south end of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
A rainbow of power leads a manifest southbound on the Air Force Academy. Bonus points if you can read what's written on the CSX unit's fuel tank!
UP 5829 fronts CSUX hoppers as they make their way south for the Martin Drake Power Plant in downtown Colorado Springs.
BNSF 7613 pulls a string of empty autoracks out of Academy after a meet with a northbound coal empty.
Coal loads breeze south toward the north siding switch at Academy. The taller building in the background is a new-build hotel that ran out of money two years ago during construction and now sits ... (more)
A nice BNSFbonnet leads a manifest train south into the Air Force Academy.
BNSF coal trains usually run 2x2 on the Joint Line but today BNSF 8800 leads a 4-headed empty along the siding at Academy. The Joint Line was clogged this morning by another coal empty that went ... (more)
Southbound coal loads swing into the Air Force Academy and under the North Gate Bridge as things start to cloud up to the north.
More coal rolls south on the Joint Line as BNSF 6069 leads the way at the north end of the Air Force Academy.
BNSF 6004 keeps the main and splits the signals at the north end of the 7200-foot Academy siding as it continues its way south with a load of coal.
BNSF 9242 leads southbound coal downgrade at the Air Force Academy.
A vibrant BNSFbonnet rolls to a stop at the north end of the Academy siding for a meet with southbound coal. Learn more at more)
A little something for the Espee fans out there as three ex-SP AC4400CWs hold things together mid-train on a Colorado Springs-bound coal train. Learn more at Railroad: Union PacificLocomotive: GE AC4400CWLocation: U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, USALocomotive #: UP 6214Train ID: CNADRPhoto Date: May 28, 2009
UP 7256 brings up the rear on this southbound Martin Drake coal train as it works its way downgrade into Colorado Springs. Looks like Pikes Peak got some snow recently.