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Dates:2/29/2008 - 2/29/2008
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Empty Grain Train from Fresno, CA to Oxford, NE
Title:  Empty Grain Train from Fresno, CA to Oxford, NE
Description:  The X FRSOXF1 29 heads north through Colorado Springs, this is the first time I have ever seen this train.
Photo Date:  2/2/2008  Upload Date: 2/2/2008 4:56:47 PM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
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Locomotives:  BNSF 698(C44-9W) BNSF 4818(C44-9W) UP 1405(GP40-2)
Views:  310   Comments: 3
Pueblo to Provo Manifest
Title:  Pueblo to Provo Manifest
Description:  Colorful consist on this manifest train as it heads north through Colorado Springs. I could tell this would head over the Moffat since it had a DPU on the rear. Just another Trash Nine though.
Photo Date:  2/2/2008  Upload Date: 2/2/2008 4:57:09 PM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5187(C44-9W) BNSF 7803(SD40-2) BNSF 9457(SD70MAC) UP 1405(GP40-2) BNSF 623(C44-9W)
Views:  449   Comments: 1
Colorado Springs Local Power
Title:  Colorado Springs Local Power
Description:  Nice to see an ex-Cotton Belt every now and then!
Photo Date:  2/2/2008  Upload Date: 2/2/2008 4:57:31 PM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 1405(GP40-2)
Views:  375   Comments: 3
Manifest
Title:  Manifest
Description:  This manifest train was intresting with the sd45-2B unit 4th in the consist. Also, all the numbers ended in a "1" on each locomotive.
Photo Date:  2/7/2008  Upload Date: 2/8/2008 12:52:26 AM
Location:  Academy, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5201(C44-9W) BNSF 4301(C44-9W) BNSF 4401(C44-9W) BNSF 6521(SD45-2B)
Views:  521   Comments: 1
SD45-2B
Title:  SD45-2B
Description:  Neat catch, way better than those redundant coal trains.
Photo Date:  2/7/2008  Upload Date: 2/8/2008 12:53:41 AM
Location:  Academy, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6521(SD45-2B)
Views:  615   Comments: 1
N. COLO. SPGS. Siding
Title:  N. COLO. SPGS. Siding
Description:  This was actually the catch of the day. Waited just north of the switch and expected it to fly by. Then I noticed it stop there, so I tried to get artsy fartsy.
Photo Date:  2/8/2008  Upload Date: 2/8/2008 5:25:43 PM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7513(ES44DC)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
Illinois Central
Title:  Illinois Central
Description:  Was hoping this would be black, oh well. Better than the normal, Orange or Yellow. Too bad it wasnt leading.
Photo Date:  2/8/2008  Upload Date: 2/8/2008 5:26:15 PM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6127(SD40-2) NS 9701(C40-9W)
Views:  307   Comments: 2
Empty Coal Train
Title:  Empty Coal Train
Description:  I was in search or four brand new SD70ACe's and this happen to come by. E SPVBTM0 02
Photo Date:  2/11/2008  Upload Date: 2/11/2008 6:13:09 PM
Location:  Fountain, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8911(SD70MAC) BNSF 9584(SD70MAC)
Views:  171   Comments: 1
New Power
Title:  New Power
Description:  These four brand new SD70ACe's were still on their first train. E HAFEBM0 09
Photo Date:  2/11/2008  Upload Date: 2/11/2008 6:13:10 PM
Location:  Fountain, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9137(SD70ACe) BNSF 9150(SD70ACe)
Views:  405   Comments: 2
Approach
Title:  Approach
Description:  A going away shot of the new ACe's
Photo Date:  2/11/2008  Upload Date: 2/11/2008 6:13:12 PM
Location:  Fountain, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9137(SD70ACe) BNSF 9150(SD70ACe)
Views:  326   Comments: 1
Northbound Empty Coal Train
Title:  Northbound Empty Coal Train
Description:  the read DPUs on this northbound empty. Not a big fan of coal trains, but new power is only new once.
Photo Date:  2/11/2008  Upload Date: 2/11/2008 6:13:13 PM
Location:  Fountain, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9145(SD70ACe) BNSF 9149(SD70ACe) BNSF 9137(SD70ACe) BNSF 9150(SD70ACe)
Views:  733   Comments: 3
Isolated Cab
Title:  Isolated Cab
Description:  Heres a side shot of the cab with the new "Isolated Cab" design. BNSF had this on the SD70MAC's and apperently liked them.
Photo Date:  2/11/2008  Upload Date: 2/11/2008 6:13:14 PM
Location:  Crews, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9137(SD70ACe)
Views:  332   Comments: 2
NEW SD70ACe's
Title:  NEW SD70ACe's
Description:  Four brand new SD70ACe's wait at Crews while a southbound train gets a green signal.
Photo Date:  2/11/2008  Upload Date: 2/11/2008 6:13:08 PM
Location:  Crews, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9137(SD70ACe) BNSF 9150(SD70ACe)
Views:  363   Comments: 2
F T17 1 15
Title:  F T17 1 15
Description:  Testing the rail
Photo Date:  2/15/2008  Upload Date: 2/15/2008 3:38:21 PM
Location:  Kelker, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DOTX 217(MoW Equipment)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
DOTX 217
Title:  DOTX 217
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/15/2008  Upload Date: 2/15/2008 3:41:43 PM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DOTX 217(MoW Equipment)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
SAFETY
Title:  SAFETY
Description:  The number one concern of the RRs
Photo Date:  2/15/2008  Upload Date: 2/15/2008 3:42:12 PM
Location:  Crews, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DOTX 217(MoW Equipment)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
Inspecting and Meeting
Title:  Inspecting and Meeting
Description:  The Department of Transportations Rail Inspection Vehicle meets the Belen, NM to Denver, CO train at Crews. The DOTX car was mocing and the BELDEN was waiting for a clear signal.
Photo Date:  2/15/2008  Upload Date: 2/15/2008 3:42:29 PM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DOTX 217(MoW Equipment) BNSF 978(C44-9W) BNSF 5259(C44-9W)
Views:  237   Comments: 0
Pacific Parlour Car
Title:  Pacific Parlour Car
Description:  Got to Raton, NM just a few minutes befor Amtrak arrived, so we stopped, got lucky with the Pacific Parlour Car on the rear of the train.
Photo Date:  2/28/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:15:33 PM
Location:  Raton, NM
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  282   Comments: 2
Inspection Train
Title:  Inspection Train
Description:  This Inspection train was lined up to leave Raton, NM at 6 am the following morning. It would meet the O train deep into New Mexico.
Photo Date:  2/28/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:15:34 PM
Location:  Raton, NM
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2923(GP39E)
Views:  274   Comments: 1
Semaphores
Title:  Semaphores
Description:  On the way to Las Vegas, NM to spend the night and await the O train for the next day, we stopped and attemted night shots of the semaphores since, for the most part, they are continuously lit. REALLY hard to focus in pitch dark, the light on the signals is from a Maglight.
Photo Date:  2/28/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:15:32 PM
Location:  Watrous, NM
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  214   Comments: 1
Retarted Railfans...Part Two
Title:  Retarted Railfans...Part Two
Description:  IF you look into earlier pictures of mine, you will see a shot from near Santa Fe Jct in Kansas City, well, we got bored again waiting for the train.
Photo Date:  2/29/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:31:07 PM
Location:  Glorieta, NM
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  150   Comments: 1
Officer Special
Title:  Officer Special
Description:  The first glimpse of the Officer Special. It left Albuquerque a little late, and we waited near the top of Glorieta Pass, just south of the station.
Photo Date:  2/29/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:31:09 PM
Location:  Glorieta, NM
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7666(ES44DC) BNSF 5305(C44-9W)
Views:  682   Comments: 2
Meet
Title:  Meet
Description:  So far two passenger trains on the Raton Sub. Here the Officers train meets the Inspection train.
Photo Date:  2/29/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:31:11 PM
Location:  Sands, NM
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7666(ES44DC) BNSF 5305(C44-9W) BNSF 2923(GP39E)
Views:  333   Comments: 2
Through The Blades
Title:  Through The Blades
Description:  Almost looks like just a freight train!
Photo Date:  2/29/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:31:12 PM
Location:  Chapelle, NM
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives:  BNSF 7666(ES44DC) BNSF 5305(C44-9W)
Views:  253   Comments: 3
MP 750
Title:  MP 750
Description:  Old Santa Fe Mile Post sign.
Photo Date:  2/29/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:31:15 PM
Location:  Watrous, NM
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  122   Comments: 1
Highball Watrous
Title:  Highball Watrous
Description:  The O train heads north through Watrous, NM. I love the semaphores, wish there were more around the country. At the next siding will be our third passenger train of the day.
Photo Date:  2/29/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:31:17 PM
Location:  Watrous, NM
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7666(ES44DC)
Views:  190   Comments: 1
Intermediate Blades
Title:  Intermediate Blades
Description:  The O train passes a set of Intermediate Semaphores just to the south of Shoemaker.
Photo Date:  2/29/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:31:19 PM
Location:  Shoemaker, NM
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7666(ES44DC) BNSF 5305(C44-9W)
Views:  252   Comments: 1
"Whats for lunch?!"
Title:  "Whats for lunch?!"
Description:  The crew of BNSF's Lake Superior dining car gives a friendly wave while the train waits fof the conductor to walk back to the headend.
Photo Date:  2/29/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:31:22 PM
Location:  Shoemaker, NM
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  307   Comments: 1
Southwest Chief
Title:  Southwest Chief
Description:  The third passenger train of the day, Amtrak's Southwest Chief, has just passed BNSF's officer speacial train at Shoemaker, NM. One more passenger train will pass through here today, Amtrak train 4, making 4 passenger trains in one day on a subdivision barely used!
Photo Date:  2/29/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:31:23 PM
Location:  Shoemaker, NM
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 94(P42DC) AMTK 189(P42DC)
Views:  206   Comments: 1
Last Blades
Title:  Last Blades
Description:  These were the last set of blades we caught the train in. Cant wait to catch more trains here hopefully someday!
Photo Date:  2/29/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:31:25 PM
Location:  Levy, NM
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7666(ES44DC) BNSF 5305(C44-9W)
Views:  208   Comments: 1
Raton Pass
Title:  Raton Pass
Description:  The Officers Special train winds slowly down Raton Pass towards Trinidad, CO.
Photo Date:  2/29/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:31:26 PM
Location:  Morley, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BNSF 7666(ES44DC) BNSF 5305(C44-9W)
Views:  1308   Comments: 2
Last Stretch
Title:  Last Stretch
Description:  Headed down the last stretch of the pass, the train heads into Trinidad, CO.
Photo Date:  2/29/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:31:28 PM
Location:  Trinidad, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7666(ES44DC) BNSF 5305(C44-9W)
Views:  311   Comments: 2
Headed East
Title:  Headed East
Description:  The O train continues east as it rounds a couple 35mph curves near Hoehne, CO/
Photo Date:  2/29/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:31:30 PM
Location:  Hoehne, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7666(ES44DC) BNSF 5305(C44-9W)
Views:  233   Comments: 2
Wig-Wag
Title:  Wig-Wag
Description:  The O train passes the only wig wag on a class one mainline in the US. Hard to get a shot since the train was going 70mph. That signal is REALLY cool to watch though.
Photo Date:  2/29/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:31:32 PM
Location:  Delhi, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7666(ES44DC)
Views:  260   Comments: 3
Our End of the Line
Title:  Our End of the Line
Description:  This was the last shot of the day as the O train leaves La Junta and continues east to Topeka.
Photo Date:  2/29/2008  Upload Date: 2/29/2008 11:31:05 PM
Location:  La Junta, CO
Author:  Kevin Farlow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7666(ES44DC) BNSF 5305(C44-9W)
Views:  326   Comments: 0


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