I think this is the first time I've seen something other than GP40-2 power for the UP Colorado Springs, but UP 1203 has an interesting story beyond that. It was built in 1977 for Kennecott Copper... (more)
An empty coal train rolls alongside Monument Creek on the north end of Colorado Springs.
A relative rare occurrence around here is two ACes on the headend of a coal train. Seen here rolling through north Colorado Springs on a fine Saturday morning.
The former BN/BNSF 7134, power for BNSF's Pikes Peak Local, idles and chugs next to the old Rio Grande Depot in downtown Colorado Springs. The number of SD40-2s on the BNSF roster is getting smal... (more)
UP 1517 is new in town providing power for the UP Colorado Springs Local. Get these shots while you can because Union Pacific is rapidly repainting former SP, SSW, and DRGW units into Armour Yell... (more)
The Ray Nixon powerplant in Fountain, CO is about to receive a load of coal as UP 6066 brings it south, seen here approaching Woodmen Rd. in Colorado Springs.
As Pikes Peak stands watch, the UP Colorado Springs Local works east down the ex-Rock Island main with an ex-SP GP40-2 leading a DRGW caboose and a CSXT boxcar. Five different railroads make an a... (more)
The UP Colorado Springs Local works east over Monument Creek toward Roswell with its shoving platform and a lone boxcar. Not long ago, UP 1510 was dressed in SP speed lettering, but as the new pa... (more)
Colorado Springs is hopping this morning with both a northbound coal empty and a freight train rolling north. Throw in the UP and BNSF local power as well as a UP train in the Drake Power Plant. I... (more)
An ACe splices two ES44ACs as coal loads cruise downhill into Colorado Springs.
UP 1988 SB through Colorado Springs.
Southbound coal power pops around the bend with a stained ACe in the lead, seen here just south of the Academy siding.
EMD DPUs on northbound coal empties skirt the cliffs just south of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
A trio of H2 Dash 9s leads a long manifest south through a non-urbanized part of Colorado Springs.