On the last leg of the run from Tennessee Pass 5381 5389 5404 5400 5376 brings empty coal #789 down towards Minturn in July 1981.
Grinding upgrade through the siding at Belden, between Minturn and Red Cliff, 3099 3033 3056 3014 3026 3020 3111 lead 85 loaded cars, ten helper units, fifteen more loaded cars, three more helper ... (more)
eastbound train arriving Minturn, CO
3090 3112 3085 3100 sit at Minturn awaiting the call to split the train to insert eight helper units for the run to Tennessee Pass, in February 1982.
The colour of things to come - UP liveried Mopac 6002 stands next to DRGW 5385 in between coal duties at Minturn in September 1985.
This eagle's eye view, taken from the road to Tennessee Pass, shows an eastbound freight starting its climb to the top just east of Minturn with 5316 3053 3022 3059 on the point and mid-train help... (more)
Fall is on the way as 5345 and 3033 ease downgrade with a short westbound freight on the approach to Minturn from Tennessee Pass in September 1981.
With the cold surroundings contrasting with the heat haze coming off the power after the arduous decent from Tennessee Pass, 5393, unusually with only GP30s 3020 3023 3010 assisting, bring westbou... (more)
5348 3119 3064 3098 depart Minturn with westbound freight #71 on January 10 1982
3099 3033 3056 3014 3026 3020 3111 head a 100-car #790 eastbound coal into the Eagle river canyon below the now ghost town of Gilman, between Minturn and Belden. A further 13 locomotives are furth... (more)
3105 3004 3114 3011 slow for the last curve before Minturn before ducking under the I70 freeway with #32 eastbound freight. At Minturn six GP helpers were added for the climb to Tennessee Pass.
SP 8683 leads this Union Pacific freight eastbound around the first of many curves on the 3% grade at Mitchell on Tennessee Pass.
After picking up a dead Union Pacific unit in Minturn, this eastbound pulls forward past the helpers it will receive for the climb to the summit of Tennessee Pass.
An eastbound Union Pacific manifest approaches the crew change point of Minturn, CO, with SP/SSW power.
Having conquered Tennessee Pass, UP's Northern leads the NRHS Special from Pueblo to Grand Junction, and eventually Salt Lake. The train has just departed Minturn and is skirting the Eagle River ... (more)