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Date: 09/06/19 17:35
More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: highgreengraphics

I chased UP's Officer Special west on August 21 to get me down to the Black Mesa & Lake Powell which was closing down, and to hit the Santa Fe semaphores on the Raton Line on the way back. I skipped the Tunnel District out of Denver and went directly to Winter Park to get the westbound Special exiting Moffat Tunnel. Photo 1 - The area around the tunnel is torn up as the Moffat Water Tunnel adjacent to the railroad tunnel is being replaced. I shot from the protective berm between the curved Main Line and the ski lodge, which was the only angle left. So here is the Westbound Special PDVGJ1 21 exiting the west portal of Moffat Tunnel at Winter Park. Photo 2 - Negotiating the winding track through Byers Canyon west of Hot Sulphur Springs, and the protective rockslide detector fences and wires are clearly visible. Photo 3 - The clouds were moving in and out rapidly, clearing out mere seconds later for this closer view, with a chute showing evidence of rockslides right next to 1943.
There's Mooore...



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/07/19 08:10 by highgreengraphics.








Date: 09/06/19 17:42
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: highgreengraphics

Photo 4 - The train was moving fast, so barely missed it at the Gore Canyon overlook, but ran in and got it at another tunnel between Azure and Radium, CO where the tracks seem to hang tenuously on the side of another cliff next to the Colorado River. Consider this - the tracks here are a Main Line and barely etched into the steep mountainside leading straight into the river, no guardrails, and no rockslide detector fencing or wires. Photo 5 - On the Dotsero Cutoff at Tepee Creek E. of Catamount and Burns, CO . Photo 6 - Right at Milepost 152 still on the Dotsero Cutoff, rolling over the Colorado River on Red Dirt Bridge west of Burns, CO.

Happy Specialfanning! === === = === JLH



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 09/07/19 08:17 by highgreengraphics.








Date: 09/06/19 18:04
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: photobob

Nice chase, nice lighting, nice all around.

Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography



Date: 09/06/19 18:30
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: Peak45068

Quite delicious photography

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Date: 09/06/19 18:37
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: Bob3985

Awesome photos. Thanlks for sharing.
A couple of these could definitely be IOTD's.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/06/19 18:38 by Bob3985.



Date: 09/06/19 18:43
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: TheNavigator

Great shots!  Really eye-catching color and detail in every one.
GK



Date: 09/06/19 19:41
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: srman

Hard to pick a favorite but that last one is a killer shot! Thanks for sharing.



Date: 09/06/19 20:20
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: SP8595

Killer shots! You knocked this chase "out of the ballpark":}



Date: 09/07/19 04:01
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: jmbreitigan

JLH, your work is top notch.
John



Date: 09/07/19 10:09
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: texchief1

Excellent shots!

Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 09/07/19 10:26
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: spdaylight

Most of these could have been IOTD!

Great chase with outstanding results.

Craig
mcmrailvideos.com



Date: 09/07/19 16:05
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: ns1000

Great stuff..!!  Thanks for posting.



Date: 09/07/19 18:31
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: UP951West

Outstanding images. Four stars. 



Date: 09/08/19 04:33
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: dan

the intrepid photog in his natural environment, stalking his prey






Date: 09/08/19 05:47
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: GPutz

Thanks for the classic images of Highgreegraphics.  Gerry



Date: 09/08/19 17:20
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: highgreengraphics

Must have been wobbly or windy, or I'd be up on the next step! === === = === JLH



Date: 09/08/19 20:01
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: the_expediter

Two thumbs up !...SHM



Date: 09/09/19 17:28
Re: More UP 1943 on 8-21 Officer Special
Author: Midniterider

Is there a train crew always assigned the Officer Special?
 



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