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Date: 08/02/21 14:06
Mudslides in Glennwood Canyon , Colorado
Author: Pirate




Date: 08/02/21 14:17
Mudslides in Glenwood Canyon - Colorado - CLOSED I-70 and RR
Author: cozephyr

Old article dated UPDATED: June 28, 2021 at 6:29 p.m.

Latest is I-70 in Glenwood Canyon is closed for an indefinite time - too many issues - monsoon rains, dammed up river, rising water, damaged road, damaged highway bridges.  Closed I-70 and railroad in Glenwood Canyon as of August 2021 - !

Amtrak is NOT running through Glenwood Canyon in Colorado.  




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/21 14:19 by cozephyr.




Date: 08/02/21 15:07
Re: Mudslides in Glenwood Canyon - Colorado - CLOSED I-70 and RR
Author: callum_out

Soooooo, UP might have to bring in the Grand Junction traffic from the West and hopefully our buddy (SP8595) won't
gte furloughed!

Out 



Date: 08/02/21 15:16
Re: Mudslides in Glenwood Canyon - Colorado - CLOSED I-70 and RR
Author: PHall

You guys do know the dates on those articles are over a MONTH ago, right?
The current closures are from a different set of slides that just happened this last weekend.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/21 15:18 by PHall.



Date: 08/02/21 15:24
No Amtrak Bus Bridge in Colorado - August 2021
Author: cozephyr

Called Denver Amtrak 303-825-2583 (surprised I still had the Denver ticket office phone number-!).  NO BUS BRIDGE between Denver and Grand Junction, CO, provided starting 30 July - to NOW - No planned bus bridge account the long highway detour.  Info per an Amtrak employee.   Fly those friendly skies...🛫



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/21 15:26 by cozephyr.



Date: 08/02/21 15:50
Re: No Amtrak Bus Bridge in Colorado - August 2021
Author: Chicodepot

Google I 70 closure and you will find a ton of horror stories relating to the slides and damage done to the highway.  Not much on RR and Amtrak. 



Date: 08/02/21 16:53
Re: No Amtrak Bus Bridge in Colorado - August 2021
Author: cozephyr

Only TrainOrders reports on Glenwood Canyon rail situation.  VERY LITTLE in other media reports touch on the railroad.  Has Union Pacific issued a customer alert-?!?  Where's an Amtrak statement on their California Zephyr service =17.549999237060547pxdisruption-?

Chicodepot Wrote:
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> Google I 70 closure and you will find a ton of
> horror stories relating to the slides and damage
> done to the highway.  Not much on RR and
> Amtrak. 



Date: 08/02/21 17:07
Re: Mudslides in Glennwood Canyon , Colorado
Author: inyosub

time to re-open the Royal Gorge route!



Date: 08/02/21 18:04
Re: Mudslides in Glennwood Canyon , Colorado
Author: cjvrr

inyosub Wrote:
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> time to re-open the Royal Gorge route!

Won't help. Royal Gorge is east of the closure.



Date: 08/02/21 18:20
Re: Mudslides in Glennwood Canyon , Colorado
Author: callum_out

Time to rebuild the Colorado Midland!!

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Date: 08/02/21 19:20
Re: Mudslides in Glennwood Canyon , Colorado
Author: DTrainshooter

Or just use UP in Wyoming..."Around the Rockies, not thru them"



Date: 08/03/21 03:37
Re: Mudslides in Glennwood Canyon , Colorado
Author: Lkirts

Drone video of the slide.

https://youtu.be/Mi16DMgxyUU



Date: 08/03/21 07:31
Re: Mudslides in Glennwood Canyon , Colorado
Author: cjvrr

Still many thousands of tons of materials up the hillside that can still come down.   Amazing how far up the mountainside that video goes.

It also didn't show any damage to the railroad side of the valley.   In some other news photos it showed a large amount of debris came down the hillside and under a railroad bridge pretty much blocking the river and forcing it to run down along the highway.  The walking trail adjacent to the highway seems obliterated. 

Lkirts Wrote:
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> Drone video of the slide.
>
> https://youtu.be/Mi16DMgxyUU



Date: 08/03/21 07:54
Re: Mudslides in Glennwood Canyon , Colorado
Author: Lkirts

Hard to tell from the vid if it undercut the eastbound lanes, i know that they were concerned about that.

cjvrr Wrote:
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> Still many thousands of tons of materials up the
> hillside that can still come down.   Amazing how
> far up the mountainside that video goes.
>
> It also didn't show any damage to the railroad
> side of the valley.   In some other news photos
> it showed a large amount of debris came down the
> hillside and under a railroad bridge pretty much
> blocking the river and forcing it to run down
> along the highway.  The walking trail adjacent to
> the highway seems obliterated. 
>
> Lkirts Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Drone video of the slide.
> >
> > https://youtu.be/Mi16DMgxyUU



Date: 08/03/21 10:56
Re: No Amtrak Bus Bridge in Colorado - August 2021
Author: WAF

cozephyr Wrote:
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> Called Denver Amtrak 303-825-2583 (surprised I
> still had the Denver ticket office phone
> number-!).  NO BUS BRIDGE between Denver and
> Grand Junction, CO, provided starting 30 July - to
> NOW - No planned bus bridge account the long
> highway detour.  Info per an Amtrak employee.  
> Fly those friendly skies...🛫
Don't have to type so big



Date: 08/03/21 16:40
Re: No Amtrak Bus Bridge in Colorado - August 2021
Author: callum_out

No idea how this could have happened, oh wait, I'm still trying to figure out how they built
parts of in the first place! Beautful piece of highway, 100% chance something like this would
happen. The high water in the river at times has already caused problems, hopefully a few
solutions can be put in place.

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