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Photo ID: 691773

Southern Pacific’s KCOAF train pauses on top of scenic Tennessee Pass, on August 2, 1996. Two GE AC4400CWs from the Minturn helper pool are moving from the house track onto the point of the Kansas... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40M-2
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8650
Train ID: SP KCOAF
Photo Date: August 02, 1996


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 23, 2019

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Photo ID: 682300

Even at a 10,221-foot elevation, small trees are taking foot on the rusty main line and siding at the summit of the former Rio Grande main line over Tennessee Pass. Still “railbanked” by Union Pac... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: none
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June 04, 2018


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 29, 2018

Views: 8,614
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Photo ID: 677536

The 10,221-foot-high summit of the former Rio Grande main line over Tennessee Pass sits quiet and rusty today, with heavy trains no longer grinding through the lofty 2,550-foot tunnel beneath the ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: none
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June 04, 2018


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 15, 2018

Views: 11,600
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Photo ID: 647584

Most of the time when visiting Tennessee Pass I rarely saw other fans but towards the end it seems that lots of folks had the same idea. Get out and grab some shots as the days were numbered. By t... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP60
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 9731
Train ID: Manifest
Photo Date: August 20, 1997


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Feb 08, 2018

Views: 1,904
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Photo ID: 647378

An SD45 and a couple tunnel motor roll over the now abandon Tennessee Pass.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 7526
Train ID: Tramp
Photo Date: July, 1993


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By: Steve Ellis

Added: Feb 06, 2018

Views: 1,693
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 635640

SP262 charges up the heavy grade at West Mitchell. The train is sitting on the longest sustained portion of 3% grade on Tennessee Pass. The head-end is about to enter a short section of the origin... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP262
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 24, 1996


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Oct 25, 2017

Views: 4,467
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Photo ID: 627956

Nearly two decades have passed since the last freight train rumbled through this passage and polished the rails at the continental divide. Today the famous Tennessee Pass tunnel lies dormant with... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Tunnel
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 04, 2017


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Aug 23, 2017

Views: 13,115
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Photo ID: 602773

Tennessee Pass—1985
Rolling over the very top of Tennessee Pass after helping an eastbound Rio Grande freight up the 3% grade out of Minturn are four SD40T-2 Tunnel Motors—the engineer ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5393
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 09, 1985


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 12, 2017

Views: 6,457
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Photo ID: 602772

Tennessee Pass—2015
Like a grave site bouquet, flowers begin to grow between slag ballast and rusty 136-pound rails laid by Rio Grande in 1970’s, as nature slowly reclaims what is hers ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: none
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 12, 2015


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 12, 2017

Views: 5,499
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Photo ID: 587300

TENNESSEE PASS Southern Pacific AC4400 #164 claws at the 3% grade and rounds Kindig's Curve. The big GE is less than 1 year old and still has a very shiny "Rudolf" nose. A storm front is appro... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Tennessee Pass , Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SPAC4400
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1996


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 29, 2016

Views: 2,971
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Photo ID: 585300

A battered veteran of mountain railroading climbs Tennessee Pass. While the coal trains got the new AC4400s, drag freights got whatever could be thrown together. On this train a mixed lash-up of... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45T-2
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP6812
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1996


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 08, 2016

Views: 2,582
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Photo ID: 584909

A stormy afternoon on Tennessee Pass, sees this westbound with a long snoot Southern Pacific tunnel motor in the lead. This train had 3 SD40T-2 and a SD40 for its trip to Grand Junction.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP8351
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1995


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 04, 2016

Views: 3,501
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Photo ID: 584902

It appears one of the locomotives in the 1st swing help has developed teething problems on the 3% above Pando. Two crew members have the doors open trouble shooting a problem on the second motor. ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP188
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1995


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 04, 2016

Views: 5,244
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Photo ID: 584868

SP8672 MK rebuild SD45 and a string of other 2nd generation motors lift a train into Pando. The grade here eases to 1% (flat by Tennessee Pass standards) and the train will pick up considerable sp... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP8672
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1995


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 03, 2016

Views: 3,231
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Photo ID: 584805

Three new AC4400 locomotives thunder out of Belden canyon towards Red Cliff. The grade here is 2.3-2.4%. By the time the rear of train passes, the head-end will be fighting a 3% grade and 12 degr... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1995


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 03, 2016

Views: 3,862
Comments: 2

Favorited: 25
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