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Date: 02/23/24 13:12
Winter Park Express Departs Denver
Author: mojaveflyer

This morning I had an appointment early but was late enough that I could shoot the Winter Park Express as it left Denver for Winter Park, a ski resort at the west end of the Moffat Tunnel. I was pleased to see I had clears skies as this was the first opportunity I had to get out and shoot what used to be known as the Ski Train.

Photo #1 & 2- Amtk 169 leads the train through C&S Junction. The track that comes in at the bottom of the frame is the BNSF's (C&S) branch line that runs to Golden.

Photo #3- A going away shot showing the Front Range that the train will soon be climbing towards the Moffat Tunnel and Winter Park.

It was nice to get out on a very nice morning! Thanks for looking.

James Nelson
Thornton, CO
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Date: 02/23/24 14:36
Re: Winter Park Express Departs Denver
Author: texchief1

Fantastic images, James!  Especially the first one.

texchief1



Date: 02/23/24 15:27
Re: Winter Park Express Departs Denver
Author: CSX2605

texchief1 Wrote:
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> Fantastic images, James!  Especially the first
> one.
>
> texchief1
Agree! 



Date: 02/23/24 16:19
Re: Winter Park Express Departs Denver
Author: valmont

Yo Flyer ... excellent appointment scheduling and same for photography!!



Date: 02/23/24 16:24
Re: Winter Park Express Departs Denver
Author: PHall

Consist is, from front to back, Coach, Coach-Baggage, Lounge-Snack Bar, Coach-Baggage, Coach.
Bidirectional consist that has enough room for skis and snow boards.



Date: 02/23/24 18:50
Re: Winter Park Express Departs Denver
Author: ATSF5669

Its always nice to see you pics Jim!  Keep them coming.

Jerry
ATSF5669



Date: 02/23/24 19:33
Re: Winter Park Express Departs Denver
Author: koloradokid

It is truely amazing how much overhead wite is in use in the Denver Metro area, with more to come.  And still the Denver Interstate highways are a nightmare of heavy traffic.

RR



Date: 02/24/24 10:56
Re: Winter Park Express Departs Denver
Author: SPB

Any idea how ridership is on the Ski Train?

Gerry



Date: 02/24/24 15:31
Re: Winter Park Express Departs Denver
Author: brc600

PHall Wrote:
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> Consist is, from front to back, Coach,
> Coach-Baggage, Lounge-Snack Bar, Coach-Baggage,
> Coach.
> Bidirectional consist that has enough room for
> skis and snow boards.

A SUPERLINER lounge, at least not in storage. A 35000 series could suffice.



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