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Date: 03/13/19 06:03
Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: valmont

A trio of Chinese Red (CB&Q & C&S) locos heading south on the C&S in Boulder, CO with the Flatirons and a lenticular cloud as a backdrop. The hoppers most likely coming from the Sunrise, WY mines and heading to CF&I steel mill in Pueblo, CO.




Date: 03/13/19 06:54
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: skinem

Very nice.



Date: 03/13/19 07:57
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: doge_of_pocopson

Ageed -- really nice image.  B



Date: 03/13/19 08:37
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: SPDRGWfan

Always look forward to what Valmont has to share!



Date: 03/13/19 08:51
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: Fiftyfooter

Winner!



Date: 03/13/19 09:03
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: SP8595

Awesome!



Date: 03/13/19 09:08
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: Ray_Murphy

I'd call that cloud shape an'X-3' cloud.

Ray



Date: 03/13/19 09:12
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: valmont

Ray_Murphy Wrote:
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> I'd call that cloud shape an'X-3' cloud.
>
> Ray

I remember buildng plastic models of the X-3!!!!! It was white too!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/13/19 12:52 by valmont.



Date: 03/13/19 09:27
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: TCnR

Tremendous photo, great combination of locomotives.
What's up with the Rock Island hopper?
t4p.



Date: 03/13/19 09:39
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: SPDRGWfan

TCnR Wrote:
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> What's up with the Rock Island hopper?
> t4p.

They were neighbors of sorts, no?  



Date: 03/13/19 09:46
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: TCnR

Not so much in Guernsey or the Sunrise mine area. Was it common to have RI hopper cars out there? Maybe common in the Pueblo area and they just became part of the pool of cars for Iron Ore? That's the question, enquiring minds want to know. Good excuse to sell a few more model hopper cars.

> -----
> > What's up with the Rock Island hopper?
> > t4p.
>
> They were neighbors of sorts, no?  



Date: 03/13/19 10:27
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: dan

Cars on the UP in front of the train



Date: 03/13/19 10:50
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: fbe

The Q car is a ballast car, the Rock car is an old coal car. Looks like it might be a sugar beet train.



Date: 03/13/19 12:24
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: WAF

Not quite lenticular. They look like circular spaceship clouds. These are clouds being stretched by a strong jet



Date: 03/13/19 13:15
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: valmont

Speaking of a 'strong jet' here's one .... Douglas X-3 Stiletto, as referred to by Ray_Murphy earlier in this post. Also lenticular clouds have been photographed many times over Boulder and a web search will turn up quite a few examples that show what 'WAF' was referring to. 
 




Date: 03/13/19 22:44
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: CLM

Awesome!!



Date: 03/14/19 09:08
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: pullmanboss

If the train was very long it would have been blocking Valmont's namesake street. Would cause a major traffic problem today; not so much back in the late '60s, early '70s. The C&S/BN/BNSF line is still there, everything else is greatly changed.

Tom M.



Date: 03/14/19 14:41
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: RailRat

Almost looks like the train is heading for those other railcars ahead crossing at 90°?
Hope they don't collide!!! :-)

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 03/14/19 16:31
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE and interesting shot!

Larry



Date: 03/14/19 20:26
Re: Chinese Red, Flatirons and a 'wind cloud'
Author: atsf121

Really great photo!

Posted from iPhone



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