Saw something on the Palmer Lake spur yesterday that looked like something out of a sci-fi film: It's bright yellow and carries the UP herald, has a square structure on one end and a connection that almost looks like a crane attached to the frame of a streamlined section on the other end. The purpose of the connection is apparently to carry a lot of heavy gauge metal tubing for either electrical or hydraulics, or both. I did get some quickie pictures, but I now have to start the painstaking process of learning how to upload them to a specified site and then somehow post them to this forum. My wife was going to show me the first part, after which I was going to track down the forum thread on the sedond part...but I'm still waiting patiently on the first part - getting the image from cellphone to upload site where it beocomes a managable image. Meanwhile, bacjk at the ranch, maybe someone has a tiny clue about my incoherent description of this thing. Because of the yellow paint job, it appears to be an item of UP track maintenance equipment, but of all the stuff I have seen on the tracks over the years, I have never seen this particular item.