Rio Grande Locomotives.


If I were to ever claim to have a favorite Tunnel Motor, here is that locomotive, DRGW5390. I was invited into the cab of that locomotive by a very friendly engineer. The top photo shows the locomotive nearing "Rocky" just south of the Rocky Flats facility northwest of Denver with a heavily powered mixed freight headed for Grand Junction and eventually Salt Lake City. The UP Symbol for this train was M-DV-RO, Manifest Denver to Roper Yard in Salt Lake City. This is a daily train at the moment, each direction.


5390 arrives at Crescent, Colorado, above Boulder and Golden Gate Canyon state park. It will meet a coal train, hence it's in the passing track.


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