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Date: 05/19/11 20:19
Next Stop
Author: degilchr

SLRG 8524 and 1100 in Walsenburg, CO waiting to interchange to UP. Anyone know where they are headed?

Don G








Date: 05/19/11 20:21
Re: Next Stop
Author: degilchr

Three reefers with refrigerated units running.




Date: 05/19/11 21:05
Re: Next Stop
Author: steeplecab

> Three reefers with refrigerated units running.

They look like former Milwaukee Road mechanical reefers, too!



Date: 05/19/11 21:20
Re: Next Stop
Author: Coguy

Was in Alamosa with Dad at the beginning of march, 8524 didn't look that good at all and they couldn't keep the engine running at that time. Nice pics




Date: 05/19/11 22:52
Re: Next Stop
Author: ble692

degilchr Wrote:
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> SLRG 8524 and 1100 in Walsenburg, CO waiting to
> interchange to UP. Anyone know where they are
> headed?

The 1100 is waybilled to the Saratoga and North Creek Railroad in Saratoga Springs, NY. Nothing showing for the 8524 yet, except that it has been interchanged to the UP.



Date: 05/19/11 23:25
Re: Next Stop
Author: NDHolmes

Finally, 8524 gets some decent paint and they send her away... That ugly little monster seems to be on the point of every SLRG passenger train I've ridden or shot (that wasn't steam) for several years now - not sorry to see it go. Would the original poster update us in the morning if they're still in Walsenburg? Wouldn't mind getting a few parting pictures if I can get away from work (have to go in for the morning, so no Amtrak chase for me tomorrow).



Date: 05/20/11 07:16
Re: Next Stop
Author: degilchr

Via spouse report as of 08:10 Mountain units are still in Walsenburg. Most likely will not go out until tonights UP Pueblo - Walsenburg turn. Once in a while UP does a daytime turn. Will monitor scanner and post any updates.

Don G



Date: 05/20/11 10:46
Re: Next Stop
Author: pal77

Thats pretty cool back in 90 when NYSW was operating the D&H csx funded 20 b40's and the rumor back then was 10 yellow jackets and 10 lightening stripes they all came nysw which is fine with me but its cool to see how they might have looked.



Date: 05/20/11 11:16
Re: Next Stop
Author: stevelv

Very cool. Long live the D&H!



Date: 05/20/11 11:16
Re: Next Stop
Author: toledopatch

ble692 Wrote:
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> degilchr Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > SLRG 8524 and 1100 in Walsenburg, CO waiting to
> > interchange to UP. Anyone know where they are
> > headed?
>
> The 1100 is waybilled to the Saratoga and North
> Creek Railroad in Saratoga Springs, NY. Nothing
> showing for the 8524 yet, except that it has been
> interchanged to the UP.

Considering the D&H colors, the S&NC would be a logical destination for the SLRG 8524 as well.

And maybe once the S&NC gets it, they'll put permanent lettering on it in blue....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/20/11 11:17 by toledopatch.



Date: 05/20/11 14:33
Re: Next Stop
Author: degilchr

You hit the rail on the head.

> Three reefers with refrigerated units running.

They look like former Milwaukee Road mechanical reefers, too!




Date: 05/20/11 14:35
Re: Next Stop
Author: degilchr

3 more shots.








Date: 05/20/11 16:23
Re: Next Stop
Author: ATSF3751

Why did they remove the FRA mandated hand grabs above the windshields and up the sides of the nose?



Date: 05/20/11 16:47
Re: Next Stop
Author: mikenolan630

Milwaukee Road reefers! Awesome



Date: 05/20/11 17:00
Re: Next Stop
Author: degilchr

If you look real close Milwaukee Road lettering can still be made out!




Date: 05/20/11 20:12
Re: Next Stop
Author: 567Chant

Since that reefer is approaching the 40 year mark, these might be its final days...
- at least as a railcar.
...Lorenzo



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