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Date: 01/07/19 19:32
Maroon Monday - Limon, Colo., Where the Rockets Wed
Author: Englewood

From the July, 1953 issue of The Rock Island News Digest.

Digitized by the fine people at Google Books

Nothing to be learned from this old time, outdated, style of  railroading.

Except, perhaps, how to combine two trains in 15 minutes - without radios.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/16/19 07:53 by Englewood.








Date: 01/07/19 19:33
Re: Maroon Monday - Limon, Colo., Where the Rockets Wed
Author: Englewood

Enjoy your ride on the Road of Planned Progress




Date: 01/07/19 19:42
Re: Maroon Monday - Limon, Colo., Where the Rockets Wed
Author: dan

I stayed at the Barth? Hotel  page 5  right side in the pic,when i worked for C&LC before kansas bought the line to Limon, the Hotel in the background was damaged by a tornado in 1991?  was razed, neat place!  In the final photo some of those elevators also were hit by the twister, and were raised, the storm grabbed some fertilzer trucks and tanks from the coop, creating a haz mat situation.



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Date: 01/07/19 20:38
Re: Maroon Monday - Limon, Colo., Where the Rockets Wed
Author: 3rdswitch

Today this same procedure would take two carmen, an electrician, whatever crew men there were an hour or more!
JB



Date: 01/07/19 21:27
Re: Maroon Monday - Limon, Colo., Where the Rockets Wed
Author: SD45X

Don’t forget the Trainmaster fresh out of college:)

Think an old Trains mag had the same photos.

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Date: 01/08/19 07:29
Re: Maroon Monday - Limon, Colo., Where the Rockets Wed
Author: icancmp193

3rdswitch Wrote:
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> Today this same procedure would take two carmen,
> an electrician, whatever crew men there were an
> hour or more!
> JB

I am always astounded when the local comes to town to pickup a unit or a car. 45 minutes would be a quick pick-up.

TJY



Date: 01/08/19 14:35
Re: Maroon Monday - Limon, Colo., Where the Rockets Wed
Author: sums007

It's hard to imagine Amtrak doing something like this.  Too much trouble for them.



Date: 01/08/19 20:40
Re: Maroon Monday - Limon, Colo., Where the Rockets Wed
Author: tgcostello

Thanks for sharing this into, it's a gem.
TC



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