Posted by Paul Surguy on December 29, 2018 
Great picture
Posted by clinchfieldman on December 29, 2018 
Such a beautiful place. It's a shame it can't be used for a scenic railroad.
Posted by Tim Brose on December 29, 2018 
One of the chief regrets in my 'railfan life' was not visiting the Tennessee Pass line when it was active. If it is ever reopened I will get over to see it person!!
Posted by miningcamper on December 29, 2018 
I've heard several theories regarding the reason UP keeps this route intact. One is that UP does not want BNSF to get the route. A more likely reason is that the route would be needed in case one of the many tunnels on the old Moffat Route caves in.
Posted by Paul Surguy on December 29, 2018 
This Precision Railroading that is sweeping the country at the moment,may change the current train workings this may be come back to life
Posted by Gene on December 30, 2018 
That's a whole lot of rail joiners on the left track. Like using up all the left over small pieces of model track.
Posted by Andrew on December 30, 2018 
Can anyone tell me what the plates that look like rail joiners (fishplates over here) are on the left hand set of rails? They do not appear to be present on the right hand track.
Posted by Randy Minter on December 30, 2018 
Lots of broken rail repairs to the siding. It is doubtful any train will ever traverse this beautiful area again. Just imagine the cost of rehab of this line between the east and west ends. I don't know why UP has held on to it and not deeded it over to Colorado. The D&RGW main over the front range is largely a secondary these days and even if it has to be closed the UP has no issue with East/West traffic capacity these days over the Sherman Hill route.
Posted by John Westfield on January 4, 2019 
I still don't understand why Union Pacific would stop using this route. Such beauty! They could at least be making money off of it by leasing it to a scenic railroad.
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