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Date: 01/13/20 13:12
O train on Raton sub
Author: SD45X

Eastbound between Mindeman and Timpas. Jacks point seen above the leader.
Downtown LaJunta CO on the 8th.
It came via the C&S-FWD route






Date: 01/13/20 14:00
Re: O train on Raton sub
Author: RedFusee

Pretty sure this train left Argentine Yard (Kansas City Kansas) on the evening of 06 January, went to Kansas City Union Staion, them departed westbound the next morning on the 7th at 8am central time routed to Mulvane, Kansas via Emporia, ElDorado and Augusta.



Date: 01/13/20 15:11
Re: O train on Raton sub
Author: Roadbed

Love that superelevation in the curve of photo 1. What is the max speed there?



Date: 01/13/20 15:36
Re: O train on Raton sub
Author: dan

maybe gets pinched down to 60 or less there?  

any more pics of the o train on the C&S?



Date: 01/13/20 15:48
Re: O train on Raton sub
Author: BNSF6400

Roadbed Wrote:
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> Love that superelevation in the curve of photo 1.
> What is the max speed there?

Both the curve the train has just left (not visible) and the curve it will immediately be entering are restricted to 75 MPH in the timetable.  The curve is 1.50 degrees and in 1995 the Santa Fe had 3 1/2 inches of superelevation on it.



Date: 01/13/20 17:41
Re: O train on Raton sub
Author: DivergingClear

Great shot, thanks!  Are Amtrak crews the only ones qualified between La Junta and Trinidad nowadays?



Date: 01/14/20 00:58
Re: O train on Raton sub
Author: SD45X

RedFusee Wrote:
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> Pretty sure this train left Argentine Yard (Kansas
> City Kansas) on the evening of 06 January, went to
> Kansas City Union Staion, them departed westbound
> the next morning on the 7th at 8am central time
> routed to Mulvane, Kansas via Emporia, ElDorado
> and Augusta.

YUP

No C&S shots. Didn't chase it.
BNSF has a few still qualified LaJunta to Trinidad. Still run trains across that portion.



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