DRGW Tunnel Motor 5401 is home!

Keith Aug 24, 2018

  1. Keith

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    bremner Staff Member

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    I am extremely happy to see this locomotive saved
     
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  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Simply 'Grande news!
     
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  4. BoxcabE50

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    Is she internally still intact? Possibly operable?

    For some reason, I had thought that museum had a connection to the outside world...
     
  5. wcfn100

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    There was a track from the museum that used to cross the road and I believe connect to the regular main, but that's all gone.

    Jason
     
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  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Bummer. :(
     
  7. Kurt Moose

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    And what of the irony BNSF (the opposition) delivering an [ahem] UP product?
     
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  9. Keith

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    And more interesting that the unit was carried, by 4 Hulcher sidebooms to the Museum.
    And towed on panel track, across a very narrow bridge along the way. Have NO idea how
    they got it from Coors, across Hwy 58 to 44th.
    Since then, the UP stuff has been peeled off, leaving the original Rio Grande numbers in view!
    Not sure of the overall condition of the 5401, but I can get in touch with a friend who should know.
     
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  10. Hardcoaler

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    Wow -- that's extraordinary. Thanks for your post Keith!
     
  11. BoxcabE50

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    YESSSS! Excellent news!

    It would be very interesting to know.
     

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