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Date: 01/15/22 23:01
Westbound via Tennessee Pass
Author: jbwest

Here are a few pix from the way back when machine.  The first is a private photo stop at the Hanging Bridge....I was the only passenger west of Pueblo and the conductor asked me if I wanted to stop....1966.  The next two pix were in 1990 and 1991, the first just west of Salida, the second entering the Tennessee Pass tunnel.

JBWX








Date: 01/15/22 23:05
Eastbound via Tennessee Pass
Author: jbwest

And here is an eastbound chase, all in September 1991.  Leaving Mintern, passing Beldon, and eastbound in the Arkansas Valley.

JBWX








Date: 01/16/22 04:10
Re: Eastbound via Tennessee Pass
Author: dan

Do you wanna stop?     Hell ya



Date: 01/16/22 04:24
Re: Eastbound via Tennessee Pass
Author: RodneyZona

Old Rio grande RR Denver based passenger  train crews worked to and from Salida, CO.  Poeblo, CO engine crews worked to and from Salida, CO.



Date: 01/16/22 06:16
Re: Eastbound via Tennessee Pass
Author: texchief1

Nice shots!

RC Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 01/16/22 06:34
Re: Eastbound via Tennessee Pass
Author: atsf121

Those are amazing.

Nathan

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Date: 01/16/22 07:09
Re: Eastbound via Tennessee Pass
Author: jgilmore

Terrific series!

JG



Date: 01/16/22 09:16
Re: Eastbound via Tennessee Pass
Author: tomstp

John: your ride in 1966.  Did the run end in Salida and turn and go back?



Date: 01/16/22 09:44
Re: Eastbound via Tennessee Pass
Author: jbwest

It ended at Salida.  If I remember correctly (always a question these days) we had a sleeper off the DZ that we set out at Colorado Springs.  Beyond there it was a single coach and a baggage car.  I was really surprised when the conductor asked me if I wanted them to make the photo stop at hanging bridge.  From Salida I apparently made a bus connection to Alamosa.

JBWX

 



Date: 01/16/22 10:49
Re: Eastbound via Tennessee Pass
Author: refarkas

Super set - Your photo one with the PA is a beauty.
Bob



Date: 01/16/22 10:52
Re: Eastbound via Tennessee Pass
Author: dan

jbwest Wrote:
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> It ended at Salida.  If I remember correctly
> (always a question these days) we had a sleeper
> off the DZ that we set out at Colorado Springs.
>  Beyond there it was a single coach and a baggage
> car.  I was really surprised when the conductor
> asked me if I wanted them to make the photo stop
> at hanging bridge.  From Salida I apparently made
> a bus connection to Alamosa.
>
> JBWX


I was thinking by 1966 the DZ connection was Trailways, grande probably wanted to make the case the train was  a loser, so revenue didn't help?  Or was it Lou Menk or both
>
>  



Date: 01/16/22 11:26
Re: Eastbound via Tennessee Pass
Author: nm2320

Thanks. Arkansas Valley: Wow!



Date: 01/16/22 11:26
Re: Eastbound via Tennessee Pass
Author: Espee1001

Spectacular shots!
Randy



Date: 01/16/22 16:52
Re: Eastbound via Tennessee Pass
Author: rrpreservation

Wonderful stuff!!! Thank you for sharing your shots.



Date: 01/16/22 20:59
Re: Eastbound via Tennessee Pass
Author: AlcoRSD15

Great photos!  It is mind boggling that anyone even considered putting a railroad through the bottom of the Gorge.  - Eric B.



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