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Date: 01/31/08 17:05
Grand Canyon 18 goes to its new home 20 doesnt
Author: SD45X

SLRG 459 departs Walsenburg this morning with steam in tow, halfway to La Veta. At La Veta, set out the 20 due to some loading problems on the EMD.








Date: 01/31/08 17:06
Re: Grand Canyon 18 goes to its new home 20 doesnt
Author: SD45X

First two leaving La Veta, third, barely moving uphill near Occidental.








Date: 01/31/08 17:08
Re: Grand Canyon 18 goes to its new home 20 doesnt
Author: SD45X

At Sierra, west of Sierra. Had to head home to go to work. Somebody else will finish the story.






Date: 01/31/08 18:06
Re: Grand Canyon 18 goes to its new home 20 doesnt
Author: MacBeau

Great sequence of shots. One should be IOTD.
—Mac



Date: 01/31/08 18:44
Re: Grand Canyon 18 goes to its new home 20 doesnt
Author: espeeboy

MacBeau Wrote:
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> Great sequence of shots. One should be IOTD.
> —Mac

I concur MB, one of these puppies will be Friday's IOTD! I likey-likey #1 and #7. Really nice weather conditions too. Good stuff SD45X, thanks for chasing this rare once in a lifetime special move!


-Ryan M. Martin aka "espeeboy"
on the ex-SP Martinez Sub MP6.2



Date: 01/31/08 18:56
Re: Grand Canyon 18 goes to its new home 20 doesnt
Author: KoloradoKid

I guess htis puts to rest the question of whether they will fit through the two tunnels!

KK



Date: 01/31/08 19:02
Re: Grand Canyon 18 goes to its new home 20 doesnt
Author: espee4ever

KoloradoKid Wrote:
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> I guess htis puts to rest the question of whether
> they will fit through the two tunnels!
>
> KK

Indeed! I agree, any of these gets my vote for IOTD!

— espee4ever



Date: 01/31/08 19:39
Re: Grand Canyon 18 goes to its new home 20 doesnt
Author: 3rdswitch

Great chase and photos. Are those stored Coors tanks in photo #5?
JB



Date: 01/31/08 19:55
Re: Grand Canyon 18 goes to its new home 20 doesnt
Author: a737flyer

Awright, awright...what's IOTD?


OK...Image Of The Day. Just figured it out.



Trying to get in good cheer...



Date: 01/31/08 20:10
SLRG 18 & 20 Caught During Ground Blizzards
Author: cozephyr

SD45X fails to mention the extremely icy and snow packed roads he overcame to accomplish these fine images. The snowstorm overnight had left southeastern Colorado with fresh snow which turned into ground blizzards most of the morning with bitter wind chill. Brrrrr!

He tried climbing a hill in a 4x4 but snow and ice defeated that effort. However, his efforts paid off in many other ways. Well done! Wow do you post fast!

Mine will have to await additional disk space on my humble computer.



Date: 01/31/08 23:38
Re: SLRG 18 & 20 Caught During Ground Blizzards
Author: Cjcheely

Hello

Great shots heres a photo of 18 back in warmer days.




Date: 02/01/08 01:15
Re: SLRG 18 & 20 Caught During Ground Blizzards
Author: espeeboy

nope we're wrong for IOTD 02.01.08 but therez always tomorrow!



Date: 02/01/08 15:31
Re: SLRG 18 & 20 Caught During Ground Blizzards
Author: ProAmtrak

Sad to see them go! Wonder if GCR is gonna look for more steamers!



Date: 02/02/08 12:45
Re: SLRG 18 & 20 Caught During Ground Blizzards
Author: Thomas

Looking at that last picture ...is that petrified smoke coming from that stack?

Thomas



Date: 02/02/08 21:26
Re: SLRG 18 & 20 Caught During Ground Blizzards
Author: FGS

I certainly enjoyed the photos, thanks so much for posting them...I'm glad someone explain the IOTD. Yes, should qualify for sure...

Jimmy B



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