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Tennessee Pass
Photos along the idled Tennessee Pass Route.
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Photo ID: 819904

With 14,197-foot Mount Princeton towering in the background, Rio Grande GP40 No. 3075 and Cotton Belt GP40-2 No. 7291 power a five-car local of zinc concentrate between Brown Cañon siding and Sal... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Brown Cañon , Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3075
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 09, 1998


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 18, 2022

Views: 3,234
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Photo ID: 809852

Back in 1994 DRGW 5404 heads a train climbing the Tennessee Pass as it nears Leadville.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5404
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 12, 1994


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By: phil cotterill

Added: Aug 13, 2022

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Photo ID: 809451

DRGW 3106 heads a train climbing the Tennessee pass between Minturn and Leadville in 1994.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Leaddville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3106
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 12, 1994


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By: phil cotterill

Added: Aug 08, 2022

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Photo ID: 808901

Plenty of noise, plenty of smoke, not much speed! I labelled this photo as "Climbing the Tennessee Pass, between Minturn and Leadville". Maybe someone knows a more accurate location.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Leadville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3106
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 12, 1994


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By: phil cotterill

Added: Aug 01, 2022

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Photo ID: 805526

On August 2, 1996, Southern Pacific’s westbound KCOAF (Kansas City to Oakland Forwarder) has just arrived at Colorado’s scenic Tennessee Pass. Led by EMD SD40M-2 No. 8650 (still looking like a... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40M-2
Location: Tennessee Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8650
Train ID: SP KCOAF
Photo Date: August 02, 1996


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 19, 2022

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Photo ID: 792083

Rolling along the Arkansas River between Princeton and Granite, CO, SP 8703 leads CNW 6933 and DRGW 5410 on a Herington, KS to Oakland, CA auto train. The Tennessee Pass route was active for only ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Princeton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8703
Train ID: AHNOA-23
Photo Date: May 24, 1997


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Jan 08, 2022

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Photo ID: 790959

An eastbound Southern Pacific coal train works through the 10,430-foot siding at Belden while climbing the steep west slope of Colorado’s Tennessee Pass out of Minturn on September 8, 1992. SP E... (more)

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


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 25, 2021

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Photo ID: 790958

Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 No. 5382 and EMD SD50 No. 5515 wait for a call to duty in front of the small enginehouse at Minturn, Colorado, at the foot of the famed grade over Tennessee Pass.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5382
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 06, 1989


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 25, 2021

Views: 3,282
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Photo ID: 772716

Along the old Colorado Midland
After Union Pacific closed Colorado’s Tennessee Pass as a through route on August 23, 1997, it still operated a once-a-week local from Pueblo to Malta, ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Americus, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3075
Train ID: UP Malta local
Photo Date: January 09, 1998


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: May 24, 2021

Views: 11,470
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Photo ID: 762467


Gorge

Union Pacific 1989 is leading the PRUDD Rock & Rail Railroad rock train originated at mp 171.17 Parkdale, CO with commodity eastbound from Gorge to Pueblo on the ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Gorge, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1989
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 22, 2020


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By: Coloradorailphotographer

Added: Feb 07, 2021

Views: 2,658
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Photo ID: 760932


Reflections

Silent Code Poles, the Arkansas River, and the Royal Gorge a very Denver & Rio Grande Western story. Union Pacific Rio Grande heritage reflects in the back wa... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Canyon City, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1989
Train ID: PRUDD
Photo Date: April 23, 2020


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By: Coloradorailphotographer

Added: Jan 24, 2021

Views: 2,548
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Photo ID: 759798

For years, Colorado’s Minturn yard has sat empty, rusty and forlorn, as seen on June 4, 2018. The sand tower is now gone and weeds grow between the rails that once supported interstate commerce.... (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: Jan 12, 2021

Views: 12,310
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Photo ID: 587300

TENNESSEE PASS Southern Pacific AC4400 #164 claws at the 3% grade and rounds Kindig's Curve. The big GE is less than 1 year old and still has a very shiny "Rudolf" nose. A storm front is appro... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Tennessee Pass , Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SPAC4400
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1996


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 29, 2016

Views: 5,149
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Photo ID: 585427

The Grand Junction wreck train heads east near Buena Vista. The train is made up mostly of Rio Grande Equipment and was staged in Grand Junction. The train is headed east for a derailment in Brow... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Buena Vista, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1995


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 09, 2016

Views: 3,199
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Photo ID: 585425

Derailment in Browns Canyon in June 1995. Ex. DRGW side booms are on scene clearing the mainline of the Royal Gorge Route. MOW forces would have the mainline open in less than 24 hours. In 1995 ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: CTRN
Location: Hecla Junction, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP6812
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1995


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 09, 2016

Views: 9,079
Comments: 1

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