Another dome for Royal Gorge Route

EricB Aug 21, 2006

  1. EricB

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  2. HemiAdda2d

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    Would this happen to have more info, like heritage of this car?
    Being a Pullman car, I'd assume it's not a stainless steel car. Would be neat if it was a former D&RGW car!
     
  3. EricB

    EricB TrainBoard Member

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  4. Stourbridge Lion

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    Cool!

    Yes, these are all coming down from Alaska...
     
  5. JCater

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    Way sweet!! Thanks for the info ;)
    John
     
  6. milwaukeerailroader

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    Anybody know how they route them?
     
  7. William Cowie

    William Cowie TrainBoard Member

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    So when's the Trainboarder Dinner Excursion then? ;)
     
  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    So, is this latest car, also ex-Milwaukee Road?

    :D

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  9. Alaska GP49

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    They have been coming down through Wyoming on the C&S. The Royal Gorge also bought the last F-7B unit from the Alaska RR. It was unloaded from the barge in Seatle Thursday. I was hoping someone out there could find a trace on it. It is ARR 1503. Might have to drive to Canyon City to get a few pictures while it is still in Alaska colors!
     
  10. BoxcabE50

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    I know someone I could ask about this F7B. But their days off are Monday and Tuesday. So it'll be too late....

    :(

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  11. coloradorailroads

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  12. sd70mac

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    I have a few of this train I took while on the Royal Gorge Bridge. I will post a couple and then post a link to the album so as to not post too many messages.

    View of Royal Gorge Train from the bridge
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    View of one of the F units from above
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    Full view of one of the dome cars and partial view of another
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    View of locomotives on other end
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    URL to album; train pics start on first page and go to second page. D&RGW #499 on static display can be seen on the last page.
    http://community.webshots.com/album/552062646wEOoVL

    Webshots is a little slow lately so the images might take a bit to come up.
     
  13. 2slim

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    Cool!!

    The paint on the cars looks like those Bachmann Mt. McKinnley cars, I didn't know that was Alaska's livery. Fits right in with Colorado, (like the colors on the licence plates). A happy accident, me thinks! I rode the train years ago when the only 'Grande' paint was on the F. Definately on my list of 'must go again' adventures.

    2slim
     
  14. Alaska GP49

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    Boxcab
    If you wouldn't mind asking your friend to put a trace out I would appreciate it. Who knows, maybe I can get lucky and catch it here in Denver before it heads further South. I hear that stuff can sit here a few days. Hopefully that will be the case here!
     
  15. BoxcabE50

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    Will see if I can catch him tomorrow.

    :D

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  16. BoxcabE50

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    ARR 1503

    Was (BNSF) waybilled August 17, 2006:

    Seattle, WA, to Canon City, CO.

    Non-revenue move. (FREE)

    Still sitting in Seattle as of this morning, August 23, 2006. As it's free, will likely start it's journey when they have a low priority freight headed east.

    Best guess as to route:

    Seattle-Spokane via BNSF.
    Spokane-Laurel via MRL.
    Laurel-Cheyenne-Denver-etc via BNSF.

    Said he'd check back in a couple of days or so. If he has time.

    :D

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  17. Stourbridge Lion

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    Nice Catch!!!!!!!

    Yes, please post all the images you got!!!!!!!

    I wonder if they plan to paint these or keep them "As Is" which looks great just the way they are now!

    :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: ​
     
  18. Alaska GP49

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    Boxcab,
    Thanks for checking on the B unit. I greatly appreciate it! With your help maybe I can get a few photos of it as it comes through. Of coarse I will post them if I do!
     
  19. BoxcabE50

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    Am hoping he'll get back to me, and have news she's moving. If :eek:mg: and when he does, will post it here.

    :D

    Boxcab E50
     
  20. coloradorailroads

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    Royal Gorge Motive Power

    Here's what I caught in May and June of this year when we were coming through Canon City. Enjoy. :happy19pb:

    SD-9
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    GP-7
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    And, my favorite shot, a little before sunset, of the F-7
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