The morning's first light catches BNSF 9252 (SD70ACe) leading 5 mates and an empty coal train through Wiggins, Colorado on the way to the Powder River Basin for a refill of coal.
The wildfires in Colorado and Utah continue to provide the ingredients for amazing sunrises and the California Zephyr passengers and crew certainly appreciated the display from Mother Nature.
The California Zephyr seemingly emerges from the sun as it heads west on the Brush Sub towards Denver's Union Station.
BNSF 7213 (ES44DC) leads 5 other pumpkins in the first eastbound train of the day to run through Wiggins, Colorado.
Mother Nature again provides another stellar sunrise for the riders and crew of the California Zephyr heading to Denver, Colorado.
The recent heavy rains on the eastern plains and a fiery Colorado sunrise provide the ingredients for a reflection shot of the California Zephyr as it passes through Wiggins, Colorado.
Mother Nature provides a gold and blue palate for a colorful sunrise to greet the California Zephyr as it travels west to Denver, Colorado.
BNSF 5968 (ES44AC) is shoving an empty coal towards Wiggins, Colorado and into a bright Colorado sunrise.
Soon after the California Zephyr past through Wiggins, an eastbound empty coal lead by BNSF 5968 (ES44AC) approached, heading into the orange sunrise.
The California Zephyr, is bathed in an orange sunrise as it leaves Wiggins, Colorado for Denver. The recent wildfires in Utah have added particulates in the air that result in amazing sunrises an... (more)
This was the first visit to Denver of the first BNSF merger scheme so the local railfans were out in force chasing this train from the Kansas border into Denver.
After meeting an empty coal train, the Chicago, IL to Denver, CO Q-Train pulls into the siding at Wiggins where the crew will tie the train down and take a van back into Denver.
After meeting a coal empty here at Wiggins, Colorado, the DPUs on this Smithers Lake, Texas bound coal load rev up and help assist the train for the remainder of the trip into Denver and then onto... (more)
This BNSF Coal Empty rolls east through the rural town of Wiggins, Colorado.
The Denver to Chicago Z-Train races through the small Colorado town of Wiggins.