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Date: 10/14/04 09:33
The Quest for Autumn Leaves
Author: GrandeGold

At last we are in the season of autumn, and outside temperatures have cooled down. Rather than focus on the summer's expanded period of daylight, it's time to seek autumn's brightly colored leaves.

I caught this BNSF Denver-Stockton train in Price River Canyon a couple of weeks ago. The red and orange oak brush around Lynn were pretty much peaked out, but the quaking aspens were saturated in the upper reaches of Price Canyon, especially between old Nolan and Kyune.

In this image, the BNSF 4859 West heads through one of the twin "Nolan" tunnels, about 3.5 miles above Lynn...

Date: 10/14/04 09:37
Heading up the Kyune Gooseneck
Author: GrandeGold

The mainline veers north of US Highway 6 between railroad mileposts 636.3 and 637.5, taking a water level climb and a reduced grade from the highway. Local railfans long ago named this segment of the mainline the "gooseneck"...

Date: 10/14/04 09:38
Distributed Power at Work
Author: GrandeGold

The tail end assists the climb up the "gooseneck"...

Date: 10/14/04 09:40
Approach to Kyune Tunnels
Author: GrandeGold

My last photo catches the BNSF 4859 West crossing the Price River, and about to dive into one of the twin Kyune tunnels. This location is found just east of the east switch Kyune center siding.


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