"Insert train here..."

HemiAdda2d Sep 11, 2020

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Never been to the Loop yet. Maybe some day.

    Here's another shot that would have been phenomenal to have a train. The Flatirons west of Denver at first light:

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  2. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Definitly worth the visit. ;) Even if the last time I went over there was in 2005...

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  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    There was a train here, just not the way I wanted.
    Crater, CO, 2007:

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  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Oops! We'll clean it up when Spring arrives?
     
  5. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I think they were waiting for a good break in traffic to clean it all all up. Back in 2007 coal was strong.
     
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  6. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here's a train in the shot, but it's not viewed in the normal fashion. Tunnel 19, dusk, Aug 2004.

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  7. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Wow, that's a great shot there Hemi!!

    (y)(y)(y)
     
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  8. Hardcoaler

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    A little "vista cutting" with a chain saw would work wonders there. :oops:
     
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  9. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    San Luis & Rio Grande, La Veta Pass route, former D&RGW, between Mortimer and Sierra, CO; the grade here is 2.5%:

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  10. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    I've watched a couple in-cab videos of this, late at night on Amazon Prime. Kinda' cool area!
     
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  11. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    The old Denver & Rio Grande route just northwest of Redcliff on the Eagle River. The rails, under the snow, are below both highway bridges.
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  12. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Dang, looks like an N-scale diorama!;)
     
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  13. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The Tennessee Pass route is one tailor made for vistas like that. I would love to explore it.

    Here's another La Veta Pass view. East Sierra Siding. 2.5%, just a couple of miles east of the above photo I posted. The catch here is the gated community that is developed here. There is no public road access from here to Occidental on the east side of La Veta Pass, more than 20 miles away. This make LVP a very remote, difficult to railfan, virtually unknown territory to anyone by train crews and those who ride excursions on SLRG.

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  14. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    What kind of traffic there on this line today?
     
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  15. HemiAdda2d

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    Not sure, but not much. Trains climb over the pass usually at night. Maybe 3 a week?
     
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  16. BoxcabE50

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    At night? So those cannot be tourist, but must be revenue freight of some sort?
     
  17. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    With all these folks waiting, there should be a train in this shot.
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  18. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The San Luis Valley is noted for potatoes, scoria, lumber and other commodities.

    Probably the Big Boy?

     
  19. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Close but not quite. This was April 2010 so it was the 844.
     
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  20. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Nice new track, very old bridge and not a train anywhere.
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