Oct. 31, 2000 railfanning
It was a busy day along the rail lines of the former Rio Grande.  Along the Tennessee Pass line, a Herzog MOW train continued to clean up tie butts and scrap as part of a Union Pacific settlement with the EPA.  On the Moffat Route, the daily, eastbound manifest was led by a trio of Rio Grande SD40T-2s as their sole power.

Herzog in Minturn yard...
Herzog continues to do "environmental cleanup" along Union Pacific's Tennessee Pass line around Minturn, Colorado.  The six unit train worked its way west of Avon siding on Tuesday, Oct. 31st, before heading back to unload the debris into the gondolas parked in the Minturn yard during a heavy snowstorm.

Rio Grande SD40T-2s 5361, 5376 & 5377 lead the MRODV-30 through West Bond, CO a little after 5pm.

The loaded centerbeam flatcars behind the power are from the American Eagle sheetrock plant in Gypsum.

DRGW T-2s at West Bond...
Waiting in Bond... The manifest made such good time from Grand Junction that the train had to wait for the crew van to arrive from Phippsburg.

The reflection on the units is from the light on the side of the crew shack.


All of these images were taken with a Sony FD-91 digital camera.
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