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    Snowy day on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad

    Snowy day on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad Yesterday was a difficult day no matter how you slice it. Our first real banger of a snow storm dumped around a foot of snow onto the region - well ahead of what I would’ve expected. Sure, that’s around what was predicted, but I have found that...
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    Iowa Traction, Fall 2020

    Iowa Traction - Fall 2020 https://railroadforums.com/forum/index.php?media/iowa-traction-50.43110/ The color around Mason City held up pretty well to the overnight winds. And it was sunny, so we had that improvement as well. I had planned to spend the morning shooting the Iowa Traction in...
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    Best of the Royal Gorge

    Best of the Royal Gorge Part One: Parkdale to Hanging Bridge A lot of photos get shared from either side of the Royal Gorge here in Colorado, but not many views are taken from inside. My job here gives me a bit of access, and it has also enabled me to find and explore some less well known...
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    Union Pacific 1989 on the Rock and Rail Parkdale to Colorado Springs rock train

    Before the activity at the Royal Gorge Route reached fever pitch, I took a moment to watch our sister railroad at work. Union Pacific 1989, the Rio Grande heritage unit, has persisted on the Parkdale to Colorado Springs rock train run by Rock and Rail, whom we share ownership of the railroad...
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    Royal Gorge Route Startup Prep

    5/15/20 - As we get things ready to reopen, we’ve had a lot of work getting the train switched into a serviceable configuration for social distancing, and moving cars in and out of the shop. Yesterday, the train got a much-needed bath. And today, for the third time in a week, we had the train...
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    Union Pacific 1989 on the Rock and Rail Parkdale to Colorado Springs rock train

    Earlier this week, I got word that Union Pacific 1989, the Rio Grande heritage unit, was working the rock train that runs between Colorado Springs and Parkdale (just out of town on the other end of our railroad) for our sister railroad, Rock and Rail. Locomotives that work this train often end...




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