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Photo ID: 405513

A coal Drag at Mitchell. It took 9 AC's to lift 13000 tons over the 3% Tennessee Pass. I saw them do it with 8, but they barely made it!

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP300
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1997


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 06, 2012

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Photo ID: 382202

UP8016 screams upgrade at Mitchell. This was a rare consist for a Tennessee Pass coal load. It is unlikely many pure UP lash-ups made it over Tennessee Pass on coal loads before the pass closed.... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP8016
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1997


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Nov 26, 2011

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Photo ID: 366908

Negotiating the reverse curves at Mitchell, 5345 and 3033 slowly bring a short westbound freight down from Tennessee Pass in the fall of 1981.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5345
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 19, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Jun 25, 2011

Views: 2,898
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Photo ID: 365237

One of the last trains over Tennessee Pass is heading north towards Leadville.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3428
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1997


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By: Chris Zygmunt

Added: Jun 05, 2011

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Photo ID: 355520

Another pic of 100-car #790 eastbound coal behind 3099 3033 3056 3014 3026 3020 3111 as it is down to walking pace negotiating the curves at Mitchell on November 1981. Assisting from Minturn to Te... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3099
Train ID: DRGW #790
Photo Date: November 27, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Feb 26, 2011

Views: 3,300
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Photo ID: 355328

3115, 3064 and 3113 swing into the curve at Kobe, south of Leadville, on a short westbound freight in October 1981.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3115
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 29, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Feb 23, 2011

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Photo ID: 348601

Eastbound freight 150, its caboose marred with graffiti, skims the outskirts of Leadville on its way to Pueblo. The closure of the Tennessee Pass line was only a few years in the future; this wou... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5357
Train ID: DRGW 150
Photo Date: June 15, 1989


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By: Al Crossley

Added: Dec 15, 2010

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Photo ID: 347578

5402 leads 5413, 5351 and 5385 out of the tunnel at Tennessee Pass on a helper set returning to Minturn in September 1985.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5402
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 07, 1985


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Dec 05, 2010

Views: 3,113
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Photo ID: 346594

A 100-car #790 eastbound coal heads through Pando behind 3099 3033 3056 3014 3026 3020 3111. Assisting from Minturn to Tennessee Pass were ten mid-train helpers with a further three just ahead o... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3099
Train ID: DRGW #790
Photo Date: November 27, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Nov 26, 2010

Views: 3,893
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Photo ID: 342579

Rio Grime! 5343, 5370, 5392, 5333 and 5325 slowly exit the tunnel at Tennessee Pass followed by a pall of choking black exhaust in July 1981. This monster one hundred car eastbound coal train (#79... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5343
Train ID: DRGW 790
Photo Date: July 11, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Oct 24, 2010

Views: 3,094
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Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 329688

6 tunnel motors slog up the Tennessee Pass towards Leadville. The first 5 are still in Rio Grande Livery.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 12, 1994


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By: phil cotterill

Added: Jun 28, 2010

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Photo ID: 304092

Late afternoon on a cold December day in 1981, finds a dusty 3100, 3079, 3108 and 5320 break out into a lone shaft of sunlight as they haul eastbound #36 slowly through the shadows of Mitchell.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3100
Train ID: DRGW #36
Photo Date: December 05, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Nov 15, 2009

Views: 3,179
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Photo ID: 303735

C&S 641 backs into town to pickup its train for Climax on an absolutely glorious winter day in the Arkansas River Valley. In the background are several peaks that exceed 14,000 feet. I think one... (more)

Railroad: Colorado & Southern
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: C&S 641
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1961


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By: John West

Added: Nov 11, 2009

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Photo ID: 302588

The heavy work now over, an eastbound freight runs downgrade on the eastern slopes of Tennessee Pass at Keeldar, near Leadville, behind 3092, 5317 and 3088, in May 1981.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3092
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 23, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Nov 01, 2009

Views: 2,009
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Photo ID: 302256

5396, 3002 and 3023 make their departure from Tennessee Pass siding with an eastbound freight in May 1981 after cutting out six helper units.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5396
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 23, 1981


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Oct 30, 2009

Views: 2,310
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Favorited: 14

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