On a crisp winter's day, 5344, 5359 and 3013, with eastbound #42, come to a stand at Minturn for crew change and the addition of helpers in February 1982.
A relatively small helper set, comprising of 3093, 3047, 3050, 5387 and 5393, prepares for the big push up to Tennessee Pass on eastbound #148 at Minturn in September 1981.
Eastbound #42 freight enters Minturn Yard behind 5344, 5359 and 3013 in February 1982.
A trio of SD45s await their next helper duites at Minturn Yard in December 1981. The rear helper off an earlier eastbound coal, 5319, 5318 and 5339 had run back light from Kobe, south of Leadville... (more)
A locomotive consist that could be termed as a "Half Noah" (as in one of everything) awaits crew change and the cutting in of helpers at Minturn in September 1981. Eastbound #728 coal sits patient... (more)
Unusually found on non-coal train duties in such numbers, three SD45s, 5333, 5317, 5319 with 3051 await departure on a westbound freight from Minturn Yard in September 1981. After setting off the ... (more)
After picking up a dead Union Pacific unit in Minturn, this eastbound pulls forward past the helpers it will receive for the climb to the summit of Tennessee Pass.
Minturn was the point where the Tennessee Pass line diverged from D&RGW's main Denver-Salt Lake line. The line would be closed shortly, but judging from the traffic I saw during this visit, it st... (more)