RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 1900 Union Pacific EMD GP60 at Pinecliffe, Colorado by Mike Danneman
 
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» March 21, 2003
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While Rio Grande spreader AX-41 waits on the main line at Pinecliffe, Colorado, on March 21, 2003, a Union Pacific front-end loader clears snow on the siding on both sides of the Highway 72 grade crossing. A coal train was cut for the crossing here during the storm, and its the easiest way remove the snow. Power for the spreader train was Rio Grande GP40-2 No. 3100 and UP GP60 No. 1900 (former Rio Grande 3154). In this March 17-20 storm, Denver received 31.8 inches of snow, while Coal Creek Canyon got 71.8 inches and Rollinsville 87.5. With Pinecliffe located between the two, it received a 6 to 7 feet of heavy, wet snow, bringing out the spreader and other snow-fighting equipment.
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