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Date: 02/12/20 08:44
Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: SP8595

The highest numbered Tier IV EMD currently on the UP roster, the Union Pacific 3096 was leading the Minturn Local yesterday. This local runs East out of Grand Jct. to the siding at Lacy on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and to Gypsum on the old Tenn. Pass line on Monday and Wednesday.
The 3096 had been used on the Dirt train that runs back and forth from Brendel to Emkay out near Moab, Utah for the last 2 months. With it's FRA inspection due in a few days, it was brought to Grand Jct. where the local snagged it for use yesterday before the engine heads off to Denver and then onto N. Platte.

1) After finishing switching the industries located at Lacy, seen in the background, the 3096 heads Westbound to the next stop at Grand Valley siding.

2) 3096 is heading back down the Parachute Industrial Lead after having switched the Solvay Chemical plant. This lead takes off from the mainline at the East end of Grand Valley siding and the West end of BNSF's yard, located in Parachute.

3) With all the work completed for the day, the local is now heading back to Grand Jct. and was taken here East of De Beque.








Date: 02/12/20 08:49
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: RailFanAZ

Nice Series!  Great Quality Shots!

Christina
RailFanning UP & BNSF, AZ
RailFanAZ.com



Date: 02/12/20 08:50
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: callum_out

Killer stuff, that Solvay Lead looks like a pretty decent curve from the freeway.

Out 



Date: 02/12/20 09:40
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: CNW8531

Nice set of photos!  And clean power, too!  That's not easily done when shooting UP engines.



Date: 02/12/20 09:49
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: arizonaBNSF

That 3rd shot is absolutely stunning!

Always cool to see Progress Rail and GE Tier 4 power back-to-back as well!



Date: 02/12/20 10:17
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: exhaustED

Fabulous winter light and great compositions.



Date: 02/12/20 10:19
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: The-late-EMD

arizonaBNSF Wrote:
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> That 3rd shot is absolutely stunning!
>
> Always cool to see Progress Rail and GE Tier 4
> power back-to-back as well!
A T4 from both builders. Wouldn't it be great if they was doing comparison test to decide a future big order.

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Date: 02/12/20 10:43
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: SPB

Thanks for sharing the good photos and providing a description of the local operations with location names.  Always helpful to have locations notes for those unfamiliar with the area.

Gerry



Date: 02/12/20 11:00
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: texchief1

Great shots, John!  Love those Tier 4s.

Randy Lundgren



Date: 02/12/20 11:28
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: SantaFeRuss

Gigantic power for a local freight. Nice shots.

SantaFeRuss



Date: 02/12/20 11:38
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: SPgoletablock

Those are some beautiful shots ! Was a good day for Tier IV leaders for the two of us :)



Date: 02/12/20 12:06
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: mojaveflyer

Great shots, John! Thanks for sharing....

James Nelson
Thornton, CO



Date: 02/12/20 12:07
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: 3rdswitch

Outstanding.
JB



Date: 02/12/20 12:20
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: TheNavigator

Really nice shots, John; clean power in some great scenery!
GK



Date: 02/12/20 17:42
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: ns1000

Great pics!!



Date: 02/12/20 21:45
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: oyw

Beautiful weather, nice work!



Date: 02/13/20 06:31
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: bobk

Awesome shots!



Date: 02/13/20 07:45
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: SCKP187

Nice catch on the beautiful power.  Like all the shots, especially #3.
Brian Stevens



Date: 02/13/20 11:09
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: callum_out

And I thought SD70Ms were overkill on the Cedar City, sheesh!

Out 



Date: 02/13/20 12:02
Re: Union Pacific 3096 on Minturn Local
Author: flarails882

I bet customers love looking at those beauties!........ripping their track to shreds



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/13/20 12:02 by flarails882.



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