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Date: 06/15/19 04:27
SLRG using Iowa Pacific 100 E-unit
Author: cozephyr

Iowa Pacific 100, E-unit E9A, was moved to Alamosa, CO, earlier in 2019.  Unit was used on freight trains in the San Luis Valley beginning of June 2019.  Unit was noted on the Antonito and Monte Vista, Colorado, trains hauling freight.  Early 14 June 2019 the Iowa Pacific 100 was on tank cars facing east awaiting a crew at Alamosa, CO.

The Iowa Pacific 100 will likely be on the passenger train to Fir, CO, this weekend-15 June 2019.



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Date: 06/15/19 04:32
SLRG Rails & Ales 15 June departs 10 AM
Author: cozephyr

Rails & Ales combines all our favorite things: classic rail equipment, a rustic Rocky Mountain setting, live music, and handcrafted brews from the region’s best breweries.

COLD BREWS AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS ON THE RAILS & ALES TRAIN The annual Rails & Ales Brewfest combines our favorite things: classic rail equipment, a rustic Rocky Mountain setting, live music, and handcrafted brews from the region’s best breweries. There’s something really special about hopping on a train with your friends and riding to the wide open space we call Fir Station — our little piece of heaven custom-built for the railroad.

Fir Station highlights how nature and music can come together and perfectly complement each other. Every year, the Rails & Ales Brewfest brings together brewers and their devoted fans, a hardy group that understands the simple truth of this event — you can only get here by rail-!  Train departs Alamosa, CO, 10:00 AM, Saturday, 15 June 2019.



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Date: 06/15/19 06:13
Re: SLRG Rails & Ales 15 June departs 10 AM
Author: seaboardc30-7

Are the ex-New Jersey Transit engines out of service?



Date: 06/15/19 06:14
Re: SLRG Rails & Ales 15 June departs 10 AM
Author: CPRR

Is the steam locomotive still in pieces?



Date: 06/15/19 06:39
Re: SLRG Rails & Ales 15 June departs 10 AM
Author: BNModeler

Ex CBQ-EX BN- EX Metro



Date: 06/15/19 08:05
Re: SLRG Rails & Ales 15 June departs 10 AM
Author: CPR_4000

CPRR Wrote:
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> Is the steam locomotive still in pieces?

If that was ex-FEC Pacific No. 148, it's in Florida being rebuilt by US Sugar in Clewiston. USSC bought it from FEC for freight service before it started its third life as a tourist hauler.



Date: 06/15/19 11:04
Re: SLRG Rails & Ales 15 June departs 10 AM
Author: cozephyr

Sunset 12 June 2019 found leased UP 3930 with Iowa Pacific 4141 & 4136 ready to head east to Walsenburg, Colorado.  Heard 4141 was having loading issue-!



Date: 06/15/19 12:08
Re: SLRG Rails & Ales 15 June departs 10 AM
Author: callum_out

Yes, the steam locomotive in Alamosa (1744) is still in pieces.

Out



Date: 06/15/19 15:04
Re: SLRG Rails & Ales 15 June departs 10 AM
Author: tomstp

What about the 2-8-0?



Date: 06/15/19 16:13
Re: SLRG Rails & Ales 15 June departs 10 AM
Author: cozephyr

San Luis & Rio Grande 18, the 2-8-0, ex-Lake Superior & Ishpeming 18 is stored in single track engine house east side of Alamosa, CO.

From 1989 to 2006, No. 18 was restored and operational at the Grand Canyon Railroad and became the first steam engine to operate for the railroad.

In 2007, No. 18 took part in the Mt. Hood Scenic Railway for special excursions beginning in the month of July of that year.

The locomotive was restored to its new life at the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad in Alamosa, CO.  However, it, along with Southern Pacific 1744, have been out of service as of 2017.



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Date: 06/16/19 19:16
Re: SLRG Rails & Ales 15 June departs 10 AM
Author: tomstp

Yes, the boiler for 1744 is in Rusk Texas on the Texas St. Railroad.



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