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Date: 01/13/21 05:41
Cañon City & Royal Gorge
Author: cozephyr

1- The Royal Gorge Route CRRX 403, F7A, and CRRX 1503, F7B, along the Arkansas River at Parkdale, Colorado, 11 January 2021 with a 16-car train with locomotives on both ends.

2-CRRX 403 at Cañon City, Colorado, 11 January 2021.

3-Work was underway on full dome CRRX 513 - GRANDE VISTA at Cañon City, CO, 11 January 2021.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/21 10:56 by cozephyr.








Date: 01/13/21 07:02
Re: Cañon City & Royal Gorge
Author: mp51w

That dome looks like it just rolled off the assembly line at the Budd Red Lion plant!



Date: 01/13/21 08:19
Re: Cañon City & Royal Gorge
Author: retcsxcfm

With that many cars,is it tourist season in Colorado?

Uncle Joe



Date: 01/13/21 09:14
Re: Cañon City & Royal Gorge
Author: cozephyr

The Royal Gorge Route is open operating daily runs in January 2021 with 12:30 PM departures from Cañon City, Colorado.  Drop by for a 2-hour ride.  The crew looks forward to your visit.




Date: 01/13/21 09:16
Re: Cañon City & Royal Gorge
Author: RailRyder

Excellent pictures! Thanks!



Date: 01/13/21 09:34
Re: Cañon City & Royal Gorge
Author: Hou74-76

It is like a dream-come-true train.  My bucket list just got longer.



Date: 01/13/21 10:54
Re: Cañon City & Royal Gorge
Author: Geordie405

It's a nice railroad and well worth visiting.  I was there in August and my wife and I did the full dining option on the evening departure.  The prime rib was decent!  Service was excellent.

We had 728 and 3104 as the traction that day.



Date: 01/13/21 14:18
Re: Cañon City & Royal Gorge
Author: PlyWoody

Nice they have power unit and cab at both ends.  Never stand in an open doorway on back up moves, and always have safety chains up, but they can break.



Date: 01/13/21 14:49
Re: Cañon City & Royal Gorge
Author: Topfuel

Looks like they have finally been able to get all (most?) of the cars painted in Grande Gold after all these years.  It also looks like they have a fairly new indoor shop facility.



Date: 01/13/21 17:13
Re: Cañon City & Royal Gorge
Author: SantaFeCF7

In picture 1 is the first dome Ex-ATSF, and the second one Ex-SP or Ex-MLW? 



Date: 01/13/21 19:56
Re: Cañon City & Royal Gorge
Author: PHall

SantaFeCF7 Wrote:
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> In picture 1 is the first dome Ex-ATSF, and the
> second one Ex-SP or Ex-MLW? 


Ex-MILW. The SP cars only had the homemade 3/4 length domes.



Date: 01/13/21 22:38
Re: Cañon City & Royal Gorge
Author: dan

grande vista is the most likely the car they got from the IPH estate, mt. Hood? i am guessing



Date: 01/14/21 06:01
Cañon City & Royal Gorge CRRX 513
Author: cozephyr

The former Santa Fe full dome, CRRX 513 - GRANDE VISTA - did come from Mt. Hood RR operation.




Date: 01/14/21 11:15
Re: Cañon City & Royal Gorge
Author: 41bridge

Amazing train. Are they that busy in January to justify hauling that many cars? Not complaining,  but just wondering about the economics of running that many cars in what would seem to me to be the off season. 



Date: 01/15/21 11:48
Re: Cañon City & Royal Gorge
Author: SantaFeCF7

41bridge Wrote:
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> Amazing train. Are they that busy in January to
> justify hauling that many cars? Not complaining,
>  but just wondering about the economics of
> running that many cars in what would seem to me to
> be the off season. 

More cars due to expanded room needed for social distancing requirements most likely. 



Date: 01/15/21 11:48
Re: Cañon City & Royal Gorge
Author: SantaFeCF7

PHall Wrote:
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> SantaFeCF7 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > In picture 1 is the first dome Ex-ATSF, and the
> > second one Ex-SP or Ex-MLW? 
>
>
> Ex-MILW. The SP cars only had the homemade 3/4
> length domes.

Okay, I can't recall seeing a SP dome, I just remembered they weren't the same as the ATSF ones. 



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