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Date: 04/21/21 10:36
BB181: Great Western sugar beet loads train
Author: valmont

Just east of Mead CO GW SW9 #122 with a solid beet train ... and a caboose ... on 11/9/74.




Date: 04/21/21 11:17
Re: BB181: Great Western sugar beet loads train
Author: KM-ML4000

Taken from the I-25 shoulder?



Date: 04/21/21 11:38
Re: BB181: Great Western sugar beet loads train
Author: dan

appears so, coal cars are parked to the west last week



Date: 04/21/21 11:52
Re: BB181: Great Western sugar beet loads train
Author: refarkas

Unique scene - Great image.
Bob



Date: 04/21/21 11:57
Re: BB181: Great Western sugar beet loads train
Author: Conch

Excellent.  Looks like a train of beets off the UP headed for the sugar factory at Longmont. 



Date: 04/21/21 12:18
Re: BB181: Great Western sugar beet loads train
Author: dan

maybe from Brigsdale then?  or more likely east of the Kersey area?



Date: 04/21/21 13:12
Re: BB181: Great Western sugar beet loads train
Author: TCnR

Interesting to see them in action. t4p

Screenshot from Google streetview, Oct 2019




Date: 04/21/21 14:30
Re: BB181: Great Western sugar beet loads train
Author: WAF

Bunyan and Walker dumps



Date: 04/21/21 15:32
Re: BB181: Great Western sugar beet loads train
Author: rrpreservation

Is that line still active? I thought they nearly tore it up, but chose to store cars on it for a while.



Date: 04/21/21 15:38
Re: BB181: Great Western sugar beet loads train
Author: dan

unit train cars were parked there last week west of 25



Date: 04/21/21 17:52
Re: BB181: Great Western sugar beet loads train
Author: highgreengraphics

Those cars are loads, so this train is backing up on the Welty Branch. === === = === JLH



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