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Date: 10/10/18 18:54
Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 29 and No. 5
Author: highgreengraphics

Last night and today was the first snow accumulation of the winter at Tunnel 29 on the ex-Rio Grande Moffat Subdivision, and UP ran a lengthy Officer Special from Denver to Grand Junction, led by UP 1943 and UP 3028 (A recent-vintage Tier 4 SD70ACe). Here it is exiting Tunnel 29 and curving over the bridge spanning South Boulder Creek in snow and fog this morning at 9:10 AM. Amtrak No. 5 was over two hours late into Denver today after losing a lot of time at Ottumwa, IA for some reason. Here it is at the same place but from a much lower vantage point, curving over South Boulder Creek at 12:15 PM after several snow squalls. Climbing the steep rocks to get to the lofty Tunnel 29 vantage point for the Special - and getting back down - was real testy today - the frozen rain overnight had coated everything with a thin layer of ice. === === = === JLH



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 10/14/18 11:43 by highgreengraphics.






Date: 10/10/18 19:18
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: Coalca

Very nice! Looks like a sketchy climb in the ice



Date: 10/10/18 20:17
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: MojaveBill

Great shots, esp. #1!!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 10/10/18 20:25
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: highgreengraphics

Snow squall kind of screwed with me in Photo 1 - you can't even hardly see a trace of that bright yellow train on the other side of the tunnel, which usually curves across the top of the view. Within five minutes of the train's passing, the snow had enveloped me and moved on, and the curve on the other side of the tunnel was a clear view. Sheesh! === === = === JLH



Date: 10/10/18 20:35
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: grandroad

highgreen --- Your first photo is super! Should be IOTD.

Paul Brennecke
Golden, CO



Date: 10/10/18 21:28
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: ATSFSuperChief

After reading your discussion went back to first photo and barely saw the other end. But that was on a 50" monitor with Nvideo Graphics Board. Fantastic photo and certainly looks like a difficult access. Thanks very much should be IOTD.

SuperChiefDon



Date: 10/10/18 21:34
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: defect_detector

Yeaaaaaah, that first shot is stellar.  Well done.

- MS



Date: 10/11/18 01:01
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: RailFanAZ

Awesome!

Christina
RailFanning UP & BNSF, AZ
RailFanAZ.com



Date: 10/11/18 03:33
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: robj

Snow and fog just in the right measure.  Very nice.

Bob Jordan



Date: 10/11/18 03:44
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: BCutter

Great shots!  The best news is that you made it up and down without becoming a victim of the ice and snow!



Date: 10/11/18 04:40
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: reel_smooth

Totally awesome shots. Well done!



Date: 10/11/18 04:48
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: bmarti7

Congrats Jim. Well-deserved IOTD. You’re a brave and tough guy to get up there in that weather.

BB



Date: 10/11/18 04:51
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: GPutz

Beautiful!  I know you're part mountain goat, but be careful out there.  Gerry



Date: 10/11/18 05:06
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: jmbreitigan

Thank you for your effort to get these pictures. Especially #1.
John



Date: 10/11/18 06:10
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: SP8595

Wow, Phenomenal shot of the special HGG!



Date: 10/11/18 08:26
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: raydrs

Thanks. Photo1 is a keeper!!



Date: 10/11/18 09:27
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: SCUfoamer

Stunning images. One makes feel cold just looking at it. Moffat Line at its finest.



Date: 10/11/18 09:28
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: LarryB

Per another post, the special is heading to Portola.  Any idea of an ETA?
Thanks



Date: 10/11/18 10:40
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: ColoradoRailfan

Fantastic shot HGG! Well deserved IOTD. Glad you made it up and back down safely. :)

Kevin Morgan
Arvada, CO
ColoradoRailfan.com



Date: 10/11/18 11:13
Re: Today's Officer Special first snow at Tunnel 19 and No. 5
Author: santafe199

An exemplary effort, rewarded with a well-deserved IOTD! Good work, Jim...

Lance/199



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