RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 5341 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad EMD SD40T-2 at East Portal, Colorado by Mike Danneman
 
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» Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
» EMD SD40T-2 (more..)
» Union Pacific’s Moffat Tunnel Subdivision 
» East Portal, Colorado, USA (more..)
» September 22, 1998
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» DRGW 5341 (more..)
» UP MDVRO (more..)
» Mike Danneman (more..)
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Remarks & Notes 
If a railroad knew something about operating a railroad through the mountains, not around them, it was certainly the Rio Grande. On a railroad riddled with grades and tunnels, it took a page from Southern Pacific’s play book and jumped on the Tunnel Motor bandwagon. It placed five orders with EMD for a total of 73 units—ringing up a grand total of 219,000 hp worth of mountain-climbing locomotives. On September 22, 1998, Rio Grande’s first SD40T-2 built in October 1974, No. 5341, leads Union Pacific’s Denver to Salt Lake City manifest freight at East Portal, Colorado.
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