Denver - Trains


F59PHI #2015 at Union Station where it remained for over 24 hours - 26-27 September 2008 - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Millenium Bridge is across from Denver's Union Station (left) and makes a good platform from which to film BNSF trains and here an SD70ACe is part of a two-loco rear DPU on a train of empty coal hoppers (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

  The SD70ACe was followed by an SD70MAC in an adapted Burlington Northern Executive Livery.  Burlington Northern took over Santa Fe to become BNSF - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

The BNSF train heading off - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

A manifest train is headed by three loco lash-up consisting of an SD40-2 in the new Swoosh livery sandwiched between C44-9Ws in Heritage 2 Livery  - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

The BNSF manifest heads off towards the Pepsi Center/Elitch Gardens.  A light rail train awaiting departure from Union Station.  The light rail runs alongside both the BNSF and also the UP mainlines  - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

The light rail system runs alongside the BNSF mainline.  Rear DPUs on westbound coal trains - the blue loco is an AC4400 of CEFX - a leasing company.  Seen from the Alameda light rail station - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Immediately behind the trains referred to above, were another two waiting on the same adjacent tracks.  Two SD70MACs head a coal train  (left) and another SD70MAC in BN Executive Livery heads an ES44DC (right) with another coal train - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

A Canadian National SD60F behind a BNSF C44-9W heads a short westbound freight.   A lash-up is headed by two former Rio Grande GP40-2s and a former Southern Pacific GP40M-2 heading east with another short freight - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Another westbound coal train headed by an SD70ACe and a SD70MAC in contrasting liveries but with both showing the BNSF Swoosh logo - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
The rear DPU in Heritage Mark 2 livery - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Light rail trains at Invesco Field - a good place to see the BNSF freights at the nearby grade crossing on Walnut Street beneath Auraria Parkway - see below - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

SD70MACs head a coal train near Invesco Field at Mile High - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Two Swoosh liveried ES44DC bring up the rear of the coal train over the grade crossing at Mile High - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

BNSF ES44DCs continue towards Downtown (left); a Union Pacific AC4400W heads an SD90/43MAC with a train of 89ft empty flatcars past Auraria West (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Line up of stored UP SD40-2s and SD90MAC-Hs stored at 10th and Osage: the locos may be awaiting scrapping as many have the number boards removed - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

A former Southern Pacific loco viewed between two UP SD40-2s (left);  two SD40-2 snoots with the Rio Grande liveried Ski Train in the background (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

SD40-2 - 10th and Osage  - PHOTO Malcolm McCrow

SD40-2 - 10th and Osage  - PHOTO Malcolm McCrow


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