Glennwood Springs CO, Glennwood Canyon

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AustinPSD

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These are shots I got on the second half of the Colorado leg of our recent road-trip, in and around Glennwood Springs CO. Glennwood Springs is west of Denver on the I-70 corridor, and forms the western gateway to Glennwood Canyon. I was able to catch a lot of the yard operations in Glennwood over a couple of day period, and a few trains east/westbound into and out of Glennwood Canyon. Seeing six to eight locomotives in a single train is pretty amazing to a flat-lander like me…

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Five locomotives in Glennwood Yard by AustinPSD, on Flickr

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UPRR 6339 by AustinPSD, on Flickr

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UPRR 6339 at work by AustinPSD, on Flickr

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UPRR 6286 by AustinPSD, on Flickr

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UPRR 6885 by AustinPSD, on Flickr

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UPRR 6649 by AustinPSD, on Flickr

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Making up the mid-section at Glennwood yard by AustinPSD, on Flickr

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UPRR 5693 by AustinPSD, on Flickr

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UPRR 6715 by AustinPSD, on Flickr

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UPRR 6385, UPRR 5693, UPRR 6715 by AustinPSD, on Flickr

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UPRR 5843 brings up the rear by AustinPSD, on Flickr
 

Tacoma Tom

New Member
Union pacific also pulls a few daily coal trains using old all steel coal cars up and down the Moffat route. A rare site in this country today where aluminum coal hoppers dominate coal trains. That is the reason the coal trains going to Denver typically have at least 7 locomotives on the trains. Quite a site when they are coming down the grade with brake smoke coming from every wheel.

The empty UP coal trains heading up the Moffat route typically have 7 or 8 locomotives as well. But usually only three are running. They are all coupled together and at the front of the train. They always put on a good show.
 

Abilene Ks Railfan

Active Member
Union pacific also pulls a few daily coal trains using old all steel coal cars up and down the Moffat route. A rare site in this country today where aluminum coal hoppers dominate coal trains. That is the reason the coal trains going to Denver typically have at least 7 locomotives on the trains. Quite a site when they are coming down the grade with brake smoke coming from every wheel.

The empty UP coal trains heading up the Moffat route typically have 7 or 8 locomotives as well. But usually only three are running. They are all coupled together and at the front of the train. They always put on a good show.
Yes, they do run a lot of trains with the old steel cars, ones I see have old MP, UP,CNW, and some D&RGW cars., I also get several with CTRN/UP cars as seen in his photos here. Typical lashups I see are 2x1, but occasionally I will see a 2x2 consist. Empties return thru here with 2x1, 1x2, or 1x1 lashups
 




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