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    Katy in Western Colorado

    After missing UP 1988 a week ago when passed through Grand Junction, CO on the MRONY, I was sure I missed my one and only chance to photograph it on this part of the former DRGW. Little did I know it would be sent back to Grand Junction to spend a day on UP's North Fork Sub hauling coal...
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    First trains at De Beque, CO after fire

    UP opened the Glenwood Springs sub this afternoon. The rail line was closed for approximately 36 hours due to the Pine Ridge Fire (southwest of De Beque, CO) burning in or near the ROW; From what I was told, there was no significant damage to any of the...
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    Sunday on the Cane Creek Sub

    I was given a tip late on Saturday that there was a unit potash train coming off UP's Cane Creek Sub near Moab, UT on Sunday. I headed out late Sunday morning and caught the Potash Local as it was preparing to enter the branch. It had dropped off four units for Monday's dirt train and switched...
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    Amtrak 5 in Grand Junction, CO at sunset today

    Amtrak5 19, the California Zephyr is westbound with two heritage Amtrak units, 156 & 66. Since the train was four hours late into Grand Junction, I had little light to work with. I decided to stay close to the depot in hopes of getting some shots. #1 - The train is on the main passing the...
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    Amtrak 156 thru Grand Junction, CO today

    Received a "just in time" tip that Amtrak 156 was leading eastbound #6, California Zephyr today. I was able to shot it near Loma, CO and then again while sitting at the Grand Junction depot. #1 - Cruising along west of Loma, CO. #2 - An artsy reflection shot. Too bad for the window screen...
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    A few from the Rawlins, WY area

    In early November, I had the chance to spend several days in Rawlins. The weather varied from calm, clear and 55 degrees to snow and wind by the end of the stay. I found the downtown area to be a great area. For restaurants, I recommend Coco's, the Aspen House, and Anong's Thai Cuisine. As... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to