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Date: 04/19/17 14:55
Chasing LRVs in Denver
Author: F40PHR231

I had a couple free evenings in Denver last week, and hadn't planned on photographing trains... until I saw several solid sets operating with the original paint scheme and completely free of ads, so there went the evening. Since the R-Line opened, a bunch of LRVs in the old paint scheme that otherwise sat on standby in the yards were put into service, primarily on the D and R Lines, so this summer will be a great opportunity to get the last of these before they're repainted.

1) Light-rail with Denver's skyline in the background.

2) Elevated tracks crossing old DRGW next to the Rio Grande Co. silos.

3) Approaching Alameda station.








Date: 04/19/17 14:56
Re: Chasing LRVs in Denver
Author: F40PHR231

4) Rounding one of the blocks in downtown Denver.

5) Current paint scheme.

6) A southbound D-Line.








Date: 04/19/17 14:57
Re: Chasing LRVs in Denver
Author: F40PHR231

7) A speck of bright pink in a sea of utilitarian concrete grey.

8) Rounding the corner after passing through Five Points, a neighborhood with a rough reputation and on the economic upswing.

9) Overhead view.








Date: 04/19/17 14:58
Re: Chasing LRVs in Denver
Author: F40PHR231

10-11) Rolling between 18th and 16th St. stations.

12) Transit police checking on me through the rear window at Convention Center.








Date: 04/19/17 15:00
Re: Chasing LRVs in Denver
Author: F40PHR231

13) One of the LRV yards next to the former DRGW Burnham shops.

14) Northbound passing through Burnham.

15) Finally, a motion shot in downtown Denver.

Even though this binge of photos was unplanned, I sure enjoyed exploring the older neighborhoods of Denver and getting shots of ad-free trains.








Date: 04/19/17 15:58
Re: Chasing LRVs in Denver
Author: dan

big effort looks great! That little yard was the first light rail yard for the welton line that would have gone farther if it weren't for Nimby's, iirc. The initial paint was guarantied for 10 years, on that first order, first line.



Date: 04/19/17 17:16
Re: Chasing LRVs in Denver
Author: bobk

Great shots!



Date: 04/21/17 16:57
Re: Chasing LRVs in Denver
Author: rrpreservation

Nice photos!!



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