Colorado U.P. Action

Discussion in 'Union Pacific Railroad' started by bravogjt, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. bravogjt

    bravogjt TrainBoard Member

    Here is some U.P. action from this weekend.

    Trains were moving slow through Clifton, CO today as MOW crews appeared to be working on a signal.

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    U.P. 6024 leads an east bound coal load through Palisade, CO.

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  2. bravogjt

    bravogjt TrainBoard Member

    Here are a few shots as the train rolls by.

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  3. bravogjt

    bravogjt TrainBoard Member

    A load of west bound empty hoppers led by U.P. 7107 pass through Palisade, CO.

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    Ben
     
  4. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Ben,

    Excellent photos keep posting please
     
  5. JCater

    JCater TrainBoard Member

    Excellent shots!! Makes me miss hat area! Thanks for those, they made my day
     
  6. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Beautiful!! I can play--I have plenty of CO action in my albums. They are all older, however.
     
  7. bravogjt

    bravogjt TrainBoard Member

    Thanks for the kind words guys. I have some more U.P. pictures that I can post soon. Hemi feel free to post away. I'm looking forward to seeing yours and anyone else's Colorado U.P. pictures.

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  8. bravogjt

    bravogjt TrainBoard Member

    I tried to get a good drive by shot of UPY 590 but a wooden post jumped into the shot.

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    Ben
     
  9. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

    :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
     
  10. bravogjt

    bravogjt TrainBoard Member

    Here are a couple of shots of U.P. 6507 headed east bound through Palisade, CO. As you can tell the sun was not in the optimum spot for the pictures.

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    Ben
     
  11. davec

    davec TrainBoard Member

    This is the town where I grew up in. I really miss the area. It sure is hard to get used to seeing U.P power where the Rio Grande zephyr and the tunnel motors once roamed. Great pics. Brought back memories.
     
  12. bravogjt

    bravogjt TrainBoard Member

    Thanks! Here are some U.P. engines that are still Grande in color. Every time I see one of these it brings back memories from the good old days.

    U.P. 1445 in Montrose, CO last weekend.
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    U.P. 1344 in Montrose, CO last weekend.
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    U.P. 1359 in it's Grande color is still a regular in Grand Junction service.
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    Ben
     
  13. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I miss these old stompin' grounds....
    Very nice shots! The backlit 6507 shot works pretty well, despite other than stellar lighting.

    Yarmony Siding, the last before entering Bond, and the junction to the Craig Branch, finds a coal load tiptoeing eastbound:

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    Tunnel 27 at last light:

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    More eastbound coal at Milepost 150, on the Dotsero Cutoff:

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    It's hard to truely comprehend the majestic expanse here without seeing it. Mere pictures don't do it any justice. This is a 7-unit WB empty coal train bound for the Craig Branch, threading west Azure, heading toward Tunnel 39 and 40:

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  14. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    That same train, about to enter Tunnel 39:

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    BIG glass is an asset at this location...

    Tunnel 42 is just east of Radium, CO:

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  15. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    These panoramic views are simply spectacular. We need to see more. Trackside 3/4 squeezes, although nice, we see every day...

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  16. bravogjt

    bravogjt TrainBoard Member

    Great shots Hemi! Keep them coming. I hope to get up to the Dotsero cutoff soon.

    Ben
     
  17. bravogjt

    bravogjt TrainBoard Member

    A few gloomy weather shots.

    Grand Junction yard.
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    U.P. 2936 and 2928 in the Grand Junction yard.
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    U.P. 5176 leads the way to Salt Lake City, UT from Grand Junction, CO.

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    Ben
     
  18. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I'd be foolish to illustrate Upper Gore Canyon without the obligatory Inspiration Point shot:

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    If you look east from this point, you'll see Tunnel 38:

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    Don't look down!!!!
    Tunnel 40, and EB coal loads:

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    Another Craig Branch-bound empties train at Tunnel 40:

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  19. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

    Wow, those red cliffs make that a beautiful shot!!!!!! :) :) If they look that good in the photo, I can't imagine what it must have been like standing there.
     
  20. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    They looked fantastic earlier in the day, with all the snow on them. I couldn't get a shot of the snow to work, however. At that location, the canyon narrows somuch that the RR, the road, and the Colorado River are nearly on top of each other. In fact, the tracks are so close to the road, that it looks like a MOW road.
     

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