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Photo ID: 661112

Today, Colorado’s Minturn yard sits empty, rusty and forlorn. No longer do crews cut in helpers for the arduous climb up the steep 3 percent grades of Tennessee Pass. The sand tower is now gone an... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: none
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June 04, 2018


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 14, 2018

Views: 7,209
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Photo ID: 660996

No trains have passed this way recently!
In early March 2014, a 30-foot boulder came crashing down the mountainside above Minturn, Colorado, just west of milepost 301 on this famous Rio... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: none
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June 04, 2018


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 12, 2018

Views: 6,417
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Photo ID: 660995

Nothing has run on Tennessee Pass lately
Proof can be found looking down the main line just west of milepost 301 on this famous Rio Grande route that Union Pacific stopped operating in ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: none
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June 04, 2018


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 12, 2018

Views: 10,078
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Photo ID: 653008

Minturn yard—1985
Rio Grande’s Minturn yard at the western base of a three percent climb over Tennessee Pass was an important location on the railroad’s map. It was a crew change point ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3094
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 11, 1985


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 26, 2018

Views: 3,668
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Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 653007

Minturn yard—1995
Colorado’s Minturn Yard is flush with new Southern Pacific GE AC4400CWs on September 5, 1995. To the right, SP No. 280 leads three others on the point of an eastbound ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 200
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 05, 1995


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 26, 2018

Views: 4,001
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Photo ID: 653006

Minturn yard—2009
Overgrown by grass and weeds, Minturn yard looks like this in the Union Pacific era—no trains, and only rusty rails sadly leading to nowhere—on June 15, 2009.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: none
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June 15, 2009


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 26, 2018

Views: 5,628
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Photo ID: 633213

Weeks before the shutdown, two grungy C44AC helpers bring MHNRO off Tennessee Pass and into Minturn, CO.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4460CW
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7066
Train ID: UP MHNRO
Photo Date: May 16, 1997


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Oct 06, 2017

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Photo ID: 632162

Rarin' to go: A six pack of Minturn helpers are cut-in to an eastbound manifest and ready to shove up the Eagle River canyon and into the high country across Tennessee Pass. What a piece of railro... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 3101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1977


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Sep 29, 2017

Views: 1,996
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Photo ID: 625703

While working as agent/operator at Minturn I must have been combining job and railfanning on a splendid October day as a coal train arrives to pick up half a dozen or more helpers for a boost over... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 3111
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1977


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Aug 06, 2017

Views: 1,986
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Photo ID: 622128

Tennessee Pass was still a hopping place but rumors of its demise had us visiting with plenty of Kodachrome on hand in June of 1994. To top off the visit, the majority of trains were running with... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5397 5389
Train ID: None
Photo Date: June 21, 1994


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Jul 05, 2017

Views: 3,729
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Photo ID: 613069

Colorado’s Minturn Yard is bustling with new Southern Pacific GE AC4400CWs on September 5, 1995. To the right on the main line, a helper set trailed by No. 143 returns from pushing tonnage up the ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 200
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 05, 1995


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 12, 2017

Views: 5,056
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Favorited: 56
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Photo ID: 594502

MINTURN CO Aug 23 1981 — D&RGW SD45 5322 awaits its next assignment.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5322
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 1981


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Oct 30, 2016

Views: 2,400
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 591802

During some early autumn colors, an eastbound Southern Pacific coal train climbs the steep west slope of Colorado’s Tennessee Pass out of Minturn at a location once known as Rex on September 8, 19... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45T-2R
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 6867
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 08, 1992


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Oct 08, 2016

Views: 1,561
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Photo ID: 590913

MINTURN CO AUG. 23 1981 -- D&RGW GP30 3013 awaits a crew to take its train west.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3013
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 1981


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By: Charles Stookey

Added: Sep 29, 2016

Views: 2,544
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Photo ID: 589195

The rail yards in Minturn, Colorado have been quiet since 1997, which is the year that the Tennessee Pass line was shut down by the Union Pacific. The rail yards began in 1887 when the Denver and... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: SD40T-2
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 26, 2013


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Sep 15, 2016

Views: 2,361
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13
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