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Date: 01/12/22 13:26
Great Starlight / Zephyr trip
Author: dcautley

Bad news and good news.

Bad news... as we all know, the Empire Builders have been cancelled since the 7th or 8th.
Good news.... there is more than one way to get to from Portland to Chicago; in my case, via Sacramento.
Even better news:   both the Starlight and the Zephyr were on time or early, the crews were great, and the weather was FANTASTIC!
Think lots of sun on lots of snow, wildlife, etc.

Here are a couple of pictures ...
1. A machine that was parked a couple of tracks over at the Granby, CO station stop.
2. One snapshot of the light from Gore canyon, in Colorado.

Yeah, I'll be a day late to the RPCA conference in Cleveland, but I'll be there.






Date: 01/12/22 14:19
Re: Great Starlight / Zephyr trip
Author: WAF

Photo 1, the truck vacums up the coal dust in the Moffat tunnel



Date: 01/12/22 14:23
Re: Great Starlight / Zephyr trip
Author: PHall

WAF Wrote:
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> Photo 1, the truck vacuums up the coal dust in the
> Moffat tunnel

Sorry, that truck does not suck, it blows!    That is NOT a vacuum head.



Date: 01/12/22 14:31
Re: Great Starlight / Zephyr trip
Author: CP8888

The truck is a cold air snow blower. Very effective on switches.

Posted from Android



Date: 01/12/22 16:35
Re: Great Starlight / Zephyr trip
Author: wzd

Check out the wording on the top part of the pipe - "Air Forced One".



Date: 01/13/22 08:42
Re: Great Starlight / Zephyr trip
Author: SANSR

With apologies to Mel Brooks and the rest of the Space Balls crew:  "She's gone from blow to suck."



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