My Trip To The Eastern End of the BNSF Brush Sub

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SD70ACe9370

A Colorado Railfan!
#1
Me and my dad decided to hit the Brush Subdivision once again. On our trip, we start at East Rescar, located a few miles East of Hudson, Colorado. Our first train is the H-DENGAL9-11A (Denver, Colorado to Galesburg, Illinois) Manifest with a Fakebonnet, Heritage 1, and Heritage 2 C44-9Ws in the lead. However, upon leaving the hill at Keenesburg, the conductor spotted some smoke on the third unit. They stopped and it ended up being the traction motor. The conductor discovered grease, oil and wires all over the place. Mechanical desk was contacted and the train did one mile roll by inspections at walking speed. Then they were instructed to stay at a 10 MPH speed restriction until they set out the unit in Roggen. After the unit was set out, the crew was going dead soon and the Z-DENCHI1-12A was following behind with a new crew. Once the Z-Train pulled into the siding, the new crew gets off and the dead crew gets aboard for McCook. A little while later, the Denver, Colorado to Chicago, Illinois Hotshot Z-Train races through Wiggins, Colorado. A little while later, an empty coal train races through the town of Fort Morgan, Colorado at track speed. A couple of hours later, Amtrak #5 comes into Fort Morgan for its station stop. Amtrak ended up being 7 hours late due to a derailment in Mendota, Illinois. Continuing East, we see a loaded coal train racing through Pawnee, Colorado. And lastly, the same empty coal train seen in Fort Morgan is seen leaving Brush, Colorado.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB-uSHPISV0

Enjoy!
 

njurgensen

Railfanning Meteorologist
#2
nice video. great catch on the loco issues. love the empty coal rolling through. SD70ACe's are my fav. i've made the trek to Denver a few times from Nebraska and don't see much action along the line when close to the interstate. what is the usual number of trains through those parts in a day?
 

SD70ACe9370

A Colorado Railfan!
#4
nice video. great catch on the loco issues. love the empty coal rolling through. SD70ACe's are my fav. i've made the trek to Denver a few times from Nebraska and don't see much action along the line when close to the interstate. what is the usual number of trains through those parts in a day?
Thanks for the comment. Train count is 20 - 30 trains per day.
 


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