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Date: 09/30/23 13:13
One more RM picture and 2 UP trains
Author: SP8595

After chasing the Rocky Mountaineer down the Dotsero Cutoff on Wednesday Sept. 27 (yesterday's post) I decided the next morning to get up early and drive quite a ways on dirt roads and then walk into a location West of De Beque, CO to get the early morning run of the Westbound RM as it headed into Grand Jct.
On Monday and Thursday's, the RM makes a round trip from Glenwood down to Seven Mile on the Cane Creek Branch and then returns back to Glenwood Springs late in the afternoon. Also this days train was packed with Passengers which was nice to see.

1) Heading through Sulphur Gulch at the bottom of "Gravel Hill" and approaching Akin Siding, the Passenger train looked Great in the early morning light!

2) Following behind the RM by about 20 minutes or so was a Westbound Union Pacific empty coal train that will turn South at GJ to head down the N. Fork Branch and load at the W. Elk Mine. My dog decided that she wanted to be in the picture:}

3) Next up was the Eastbound Minturn Local with a pair of SD70m's that is leaving De Beque Canyon with Akin siding seen in the background. This Local runs to Lacy on Sunday and Tuesday, all the way to Gypsum on Monday and to Glenwood Springs on Thursday. There was no setout for Glenwood on this day but the power had to run light to Glenwood to pick up empty Mag. Chloride Tank cars. 

Thanks for all the compliments on my two previous posts! It was nice to get out, dust off the camera and enjoy this Beautiful Fall weather that we have been having out here in Western Colorado:}








Date: 09/30/23 13:44
Re: One more RM picture and 2 UP trains
Author: oyw

Very nice shots! Too bad that dog got in the way of your second shot:)

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Date: 09/30/23 14:07
Re: One more RM picture and 2 UP trains
Author: 3rdswitch

Beauties.
JB



Date: 09/30/23 14:09
Re: One more RM picture and 2 UP trains
Author: goneon66

great images, especially with a great traveling companion.

be safe...........

66



Date: 09/30/23 14:12
Re: One more RM picture and 2 UP trains
Author: texchief1

Those are some fine shots, John!

texchief1



Date: 09/30/23 15:12
Re: One more RM picture and 2 UP trains
Author: TheNavigator

Three very nice views!
GK



Date: 09/30/23 16:00
Re: One more RM picture and 2 UP trains
Author: SCKP187

Nice bunch in really neat scenery terrain. Always enjoy seeing the SD70s
Brian Stevens

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Date: 09/30/23 16:04
Re: One more RM picture and 2 UP trains
Author: donner_dude1

Excellent shots!



Date: 09/30/23 16:45
Re: One more RM picture and 2 UP trains
Author: jgilmore

Another great set and doggy pose. Maybe trying to steal the scene? :>)

JG



Date: 09/30/23 17:34
Re: One more RM picture and 2 UP trains
Author: atsf121

Great pictures!

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Date: 09/30/23 22:27
Re: One more RM picture and 2 UP trains
Author: mojaveflyer

Nice shots John! The GP-40s do add something to the appearance of the train. And the shot of Wonder Dog in #2 is a nice addition, too!

James Nelson
Thornton, CO
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Date: 09/30/23 23:07
Re: One more RM picture and 2 UP trains
Author: ATSFSuperChief

Great photos and many thanks for the doggy pose.

Don, still waiting for snow.



Date: 09/30/23 23:09
Re: One more RM picture and 2 UP trains
Author: ATSFSuperChief

Nice of you to get out and chase the trains early in the day. Very nice photos and loved the dog pose.

Don Allender
 



Date: 10/02/23 05:00
Re: One more RM picture and 2 UP trains
Author: bobk

Great shots!



Date: 10/05/23 16:10
Re: One more RM picture and 2 UP trains
Author: ns1000

Very nice!!  I like Pic 1!!



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