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Date: 11/10/17 15:29
UP's Potash Local
Author: donner_dude1

Here’s a photomontage of UP’s Potash Local which runs once a week on Sundays. The Potash Local originates in Grand Junction, Colorado, travels west on the Green River Sub, then at Brendel, Utah it heads south on the UP Cane Creek Subdivision for the Intrepid Potash Plant near Moab Utah.

Photo 1 - In September 2017 the Potash Local is westbound between Sagers and Thompson Utah

Photo 2 - In September 2015 a typically overpowered Potash Local climbs Vista Hill at Thompson, Utah.

Photo 3 - UP 2197 leads 23 Empties past vibrant Red Sandstone between Seven Mile and Emkay on UP’s Cane Creek Sub.



More to Come (I'll let you know when I'm done ;-))



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/11/17 11:39 by donner_dude1.








Date: 11/10/17 15:31
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: donner_dude1

Photo 4 - In the heart of Bootlegger Canyon, The Potash Local exits the south end of the 7050-foot Bootlegger Tunnel in September 2015.

Photo 5 - Just north of the Intrepid Potash plant, the Potash Local trundles slowly Southbound along worn jointed rail adjacent to the Colorado River


More to come...






Date: 11/10/17 15:33
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: donner_dude1

Photo 6 - After Switching Empties for Loads at the Potash Plant, the Potash local and 17 cars are northbound along the Colorado River approaching Gold Bar

Photo 7 - The Potash Local rounds the corner at Gold Bar and prepares to enter the south end of Bootlegger Canyon.


Photo 8 - With the towering La Sal Mountains as a backdrop, the Potash Local rolls northbound at Seven Mile Canyon.


More to come...








Date: 11/10/17 15:35
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: donner_dude1

Last ones...

Photo 9 - 2 Freshly shopped UP 6 axle locomotives lead the northbound Potash Local near Canyon Lands Airport. The hills of the northern part of Arches National Park can be seen in background

Photos 10 & 11 - The Potash local heads downgrade towards Brendel UT, the Book Cliff Mountains and the UP Green River Sub.


That's all - Thanks for looking....








Date: 11/10/17 16:24
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: RailFanAZ

Nice Series!

Christina
Mesa, AZ
RailFanAZ.com



Date: 11/10/17 16:53
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: toledopatch

Are they still dragging uranium tailings out of the Colorado valley down there, or has that cleanup project been completed?



Date: 11/10/17 17:07
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: DFWJIM

Fantastic photos of some beautiful landscapes!



Date: 11/10/17 18:34
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: ns1000

Very nice..!! Pic 4 is one of my favorites!!



Date: 11/10/17 19:07
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: BNSF-6432

Outstanding series!

PQM



Date: 11/11/17 00:42
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: SPDRGWfan

Nice to see the train running all these years later.

Cheers, Jim

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Date: 11/11/17 03:52
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: bandob

Fantastic photos, thanks for posting. I just saw the line last month on a drive down to Moab and wondered about the frequency of operation.

B&OBill



Date: 11/11/17 06:18
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: SP8595

Killer shots all of them!



Date: 11/11/17 06:31
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: oklachaser

Fantastic photos!! Congratulations on IOTD.

Ronda Thomas



Date: 11/11/17 09:29
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: 86235

Very nice, my favourite is no.7. Thanks



Date: 11/11/17 10:02
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: tomstp

I always like shots of this line.



Date: 11/11/17 10:03
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: tomstp

I always like shots of this line. Just a darn shame engines are not black and orange.



Date: 11/11/17 11:22
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: PHall

tomstp Wrote:
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> I always like shots of this line. Just a darn
> shame engines are not black and orange.

At least it's still running. Just about the only source of traffic left between Helper and Grand Junction.



Date: 11/11/17 11:48
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: donner_dude1

toledopatch Wrote:
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> Are they still dragging uranium tailings out of
> the Colorado valley down there, or has that
> cleanup project been completed?

It was still running when I there in September. On Sundays, the tailings train is parked in a yard at Brendel with UP power at both ends.



Date: 11/11/17 12:08
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: CA_Sou_MA_Agent

tomstp Wrote:
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> I always like shots of this line. Just a darn shame engines are not black and orange.


Let's see, you're either bummed out that D&RGW no longer exists, or you're bummed out that Genesee & Wyoming hasn't taken over the line YET!



Date: 11/11/17 12:32
Re: UP's Potash Local
Author: chrisparker

Very Nice.

Number 7 is a poster.

There all good.

I like the end with the shot of the end of the train.

Chris
San Pedro, Ca.

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