Photo By: Kevin Morgan

While the line itself technically isn't abandoned, the CTC system absolutely is. A look inside the signal cabinet at west Tennessee Pass reveals cut wires and broken glass everywhere. If Tennessee Pass ever were to become active again with CTC, a completely new CTC system would have to be installed.
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Posted By Webmaster On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 At 9:04:51 PM (PT)

Robert, short of a Congressional requirement ("the law"), I can't imagine a situation when PTC would ever need to be required on Tennessee Pass. But then again, I'm not an expert...  
 
Kevin


Posted By Robert W Gift On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 At 8:13:06 PM (PT)

Would PTC ever be needed on this line?  
 
What are the dates on the relays?  
Sad that vandals break everything.  
If copper, those wires would likely all be stolen for scrap.


Posted By Steve Walden On Monday, September 26, 2011 At 11:20:34 PM (PT)

Considering that Positive Train Control is coming, it's likely the entire box would be gutted or replaced to make room for the new system. That is, if UP ever finds itself interested in re-opening the route.  
 
Steve  
http://www.corailroads.com

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Location Information
City or County and State
Leadville, CO

Subdivision
Tennessee Pass (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 281.2 (West Tennessee Pass)




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific, Rio Grande
Model
None
Unit Number
None



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 40D
ISO
200
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
28 mm
Shutter
1/125 seconds
Aperture
f/8


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