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Date: 06/29/20 21:41
Vets unit 42 EB Amtrak 4 Raton Pass Gallinas Cantilevers
Author: highgreengraphics

Amtrak eastbound Southwest Chief No. 4 led by the Joe Boardman Veterans commemorative unit 42 rolls eastward down Raton Pass at the Gallinas, CO crossover searchlight signal cantilevers in the late afternoon of June 27, 2020. === === = === JLH



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/29/20 21:47 by highgreengraphics.




Date: 06/29/20 21:50
Re: Vets unit 42 EB Amtrak 4 Raton Pass Gallinas Cantilevers
Author: SP4360

Nice picture except for that OSHA approved access device.



Date: 06/30/20 04:47
Re: Vets unit 42 EB Amtrak 4 Raton Pass Gallinas Cantilevers
Author: YardLimit

Beautiful shot!



Date: 06/30/20 14:03
Re: Vets unit 42 EB Amtrak 4 Raton Pass Gallinas Cantilevers
Author: rgzfan

Great picture. When will they upgrade that cantilever so that it is ADA compliant, I wonder? Current accommodations are simply inadequate.



Date: 06/30/20 14:20
Re: Vets unit 42 EB Amtrak 4 Raton Pass Gallinas Cantilevers
Author: highgreengraphics

Perhaps an elevator next? === === = === JLH



Date: 06/30/20 15:35
Re: Vets unit 42 EB Amtrak 4 Raton Pass Gallinas Cantilevers
Author: PHall

highgreengraphics Wrote:
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> Perhaps an elevator next? === === = === JLH

Those signal maintainers ain't getting any younger!



Date: 07/01/20 00:19
Re: Vets unit 42 EB Amtrak 4 Raton Pass Gallinas Cantilevers
Author: coach

I'm hoping BNSF sends a few daily freights over this line again, vs. using the "long way around" routes...

PSR:  "Please Ship via Raton"



Date: 07/01/20 08:59
Re: Vets unit 42 EB Amtrak 4 Raton Pass Gallinas Cantilevers
Author: MSE

Given that BNSF's attempts to sell the line have evidently failed, why not use it as a slow freight reliever for the Transcon. It would seem perfect for empty autotracks, etc. 



Date: 07/01/20 11:53
Re: Vets unit 42 EB Amtrak 4 Raton Pass Gallinas Cantilevers
Author: loiter2

Forget the stairs. Just raise and lower the cantilever as  needed.



Date: 07/01/20 12:48
Re: Vets unit 42 EB Amtrak 4 Raton Pass Gallinas Cantilevers
Author: Dcmcrider

dtoeppen Wrote:
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> Great picture. When will they upgrade that
> cantilever so that it is ADA compliant, I wonder?
> Current accommodations are simply inadequate.

Why not just eliminate the interlocking, and install a pair of ground mast intermediate signals? Do these crossovers get used all that much? I can't imagine they do with only two train movements per day. (Soon to become six per week as Amtrak shrinks its way to prosperity.)

Paul Wilson
Arlington, VA



Date: 07/01/20 15:31
Re: Vets unit 42 EB Amtrak 4 Raton Pass Gallinas Cantilevers
Author: Copy19

There are some people who post you know when you see their handle you are going to see good work. highgreengraphics  is definitely one of them.

JB - Omaha



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/01/20 15:34 by Copy19.



Date: 07/01/20 15:53
Re: Vets unit 42 EB Amtrak 4 Raton Pass Gallinas Cantilevers
Author: texchief1

Excellent shot!

Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 07/02/20 08:00
Re: Vets unit 42 EB Amtrak 4 Raton Pass Gallinas Cantilevers
Author: highgreengraphics

Thank you for the great comments (bowing) I am not worthy... === === = === JLH



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