RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 3083 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad EMD GP40 at Mitchell, Colorado by Mike Danneman
 
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
EMD GP40 (more..)
Tennessee Pass (more..)
Mitchell, Colorado, USA (more..)
July, 1984
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DRGW 3083 (more..)
DRGW Minturn helper (more..)
Mike Danneman (more..)
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An eastbound Rio Grande freight climbs the steep 3-percent grade of Tennessee Pass at Mitchell on a July 1984 morning. A total of 18,600 horsepower of EMD locomotives is clawing at the rails with this manned mid-train helper set; behind GP40 No. 3083 is a GP40-2, a SD40T-2, a SD45, and two more SD40T-2s. Combined with the 20,850 h.p. on the head end, this freight required almost 40,000 h.p. to climb the pass!
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