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Date: 02/08/05 16:29
A pair of Rio Grande for Lunch in the Colorado Snow
Author: NH2006




Date: 02/08/05 16:49
Re: A pair of Rio Grande for Lunch in the Colorado Snow
Author: NH2006

Had to be done....

Here crossing Hwy 287, God wants a look and blinds the photographer....





Date: 02/08/05 16:52
Re: A pair of Rio Grande for Lunch in the Colorado Snow
Author: eatontm

I was guessing Sir. Highgreen was in the general area. Nice to see the 2 Grandes are on each end so you can get the train going both ways and get you D&RGW. Tuesday is definetely the day to shoot that train as it makes for much more of a chase when they go to the cement plant. These days I'm busy on Tuesdays so if I want to do the UP local I can only get it at as far as North yard which I've done enough. The snow sure helped the shots up there as I bet without it it was getting a little bleak. The UP local sure adds nice variety to life up there in Tree City, without it things would sure be a little different.

-Tyler



Date: 02/08/05 17:26
Re: A pair of Rio Grande for Lunch in the Colorado Snow
Author: highgreengraphics

Sir? Yup, I was there and convinced him to walk up the tracks a ways. My shot of the day was up at the cement plant after he had left, backing up around the curve over the plate girder bridge, with the steep grade evident in the background. They had the ex-GW SW-7 121 fired up, also, helping to switch the cars from the other end. They had to make three shoves back and forth with a total of 48 loads. - - - - - - JLH



Date: 02/08/05 17:40
Re: A pair of Rio Grande for Lunch in the Colorado Snow
Author: eatontm

Still why can't they grab that other DRGW at La Salle and put the 3 together? Just exchange the UP with the DRGW and were set. That will for sure get me up there on a Tues.

-Tyler



Date: 02/08/05 18:08
Re: A pair of Rio Grande for Lunch in the Colorado Snow
Author: NH2006

They've been running up to the plant on occasional Wednesdays and Thursdays too....it's been busy up there!

One possibility that we'll have to keep an eye on, the UP 754 had an engine door open...maybe it'll catch the flu bug and we can get a pure DRGW set someday....



Date: 02/08/05 18:58
Re: A pair of Rio Grande for Lunch in the Colorado Snow
Author: highgreengraphics

My offer of a box of donuts for the crew if they put on all 3 D&RGW's still stands, trouble is, it has stood over two years...



Date: 02/08/05 19:04
Re: A pair of Rio Grande for Lunch in the Colorado Snow
Author: NH2006

highgreengraphics Wrote:
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> My offer of a box of donuts for the crew if they
> put on all 3 D&RGW's still stands, trouble is,
> it has stood over two years...

Dang, how about pizza and soda? And good coffee and sandwhiches? Count me in!



Date: 02/08/05 20:04
Re: A pair of Rio Grande for Lunch in the Colorado Snow
Author: espeeboy

interesting P-shop job. hmmm, the head cheese looks a little scary up there looking like that is fire behind him.



Date: 02/08/05 20:07
Re: A pair of Rio Grande for Lunch in the Colorado Snow
Author: NH2006

espeeboy Wrote:
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> interesting P-shop job. hmmm, the head cheese
> looks a little scary up there looking like that is
> fire behind him.

Anyone guess the movie where it's from?



Date: 02/08/05 22:01
Re: A pair of Rio Grande for Lunch in the Colorado Snow
Author: RyanWilkerson

Got to be from a Monty Python movie...not sure which...maybe Holy Grail?



Date: 02/08/05 22:07
Re: A pair of Rio Grande for Lunch in the Colorado Snow
Author: NH2006

RyanWilkerson Wrote:
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> Got to be from a Monty Python movie...not sure
> which...maybe Holy Grail?

We gotta a Winner....sheesh, dontcha guys do anything but watch train videos?



Date: 02/09/05 06:54
Re: A pair of Rio Grande for Lunch in the Colorado Snow
Author: dasheight

Oh, don't grovel. One thing I can't stand is people groveling. And don't apologize! Every time I try to talk to someone, it's "sorry" this, or "forgive me" that, or "I'm not worthy". It's like those miserable psalms, they're so depressing. Now knock it off!

Seen "Holy Grail" over 300 times. The most underrated comedy of all time. Oh, yeah, the DRGW stuff is nice, too... ;-)

- Dave
MP 8.0, BNSF Front Range Sub.
Westminster/Arvada (Semper), CO
"You've got two empty halves of coconut, and you're banging them together!"
"So?"



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