Bad weather back east has delayed the arrival of the morning California Zephyr, allowing for a mid-morning sunlit shot. Usually the train arrives in Denver at dawn.
The fast speed of BNSF 6150 swirls the falling snow as it muscles a coal train through commerce City, Colorado.
Although not as big as the North Yard, the UP's 36th Street Yard in Denver provides an opportunity to see a variety of UP power.
Eleven UP engines line up for a move out of the North Yard in Denver.
UP heavies stack up in the North Yard, perhaps as part of a power move to a storage facility.
UP 7374 (AC45CCTE) brings a freight past the North Yard in Denver.
AMTK 120 is on point as the California Zephyr pulls into Union Station. Notice that Denver's RTD had not yet finished installing the numerous catenary structures that now dominate the area.
BNSF 7288 (ES44DC) plows through an intense snow storm at speed in Commerce City, Colorado.
A colorful collection of engines sit in the yard at the BNSF engine servicing facility in Denver, including a BNSF SD70MAC, a CIT Leasing SD60 and a former SOO Lines SD60.
Slowly but surely the BNSF in transitioning into an all-Heritage Orange painted fleet.
The geese are flying as BNSF 1680 and 1984 (both former BN SD40-2's) head into the Denver Yard to sort freight cars.
The remote control operator of UP 1640 (SD40N) sends a long freight south of the North Yard so that the individual cars can then be sorted.
This BNSF family photo has nearly everything in it showing the lineage of BNSF, including a Burlington Northern Cascade Green unit, both AT&SF Bluebonnet and Warbonnet engines, and Heritage I, II ... (more)
UP 1826 (SD40N) sorts a cut of oil cans in the 36th Street Yard in Denver.
Veteran BNSF 1652 (SD40-2) inspects the formation of trains ready to head out of the Denver Yard.