RailPictures.Net Photo: CB&Q 953 Denver & Rio Grande Western EMD GP30 at Denver, Colorado by Bill Marvel
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Denver & Rio Grande Western (more..)
EMD GP30 (more..)
Big Ten Curve (more..)
Denver, Colorado, USA (more..)
March 27, 1966
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CB&Q 953 (more..)
Bill Marvel (more..)
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On March 27, 1966, CB&Q and D&RGW are pooling motive power west of Denver, which accounts for the presence of Q 953, a GP30 leading an all-GP30 consist, climbing into the Rockies at a location associate with the Rio Grande Big Ten Curve at Arena. The wind coming off the Front Range can sweep a train right off the tracks here, and so in the near future Rio Grande will plant rows of trees and weld a cut of loaded hopper cars to the siding to create a windbreak. In the background the skyline of Denver gleams in the late afternoon light, giving a small hint of the urban sprawl that will take over this scene in the years to come.
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