Photo By: Kevin Morgan

This is it! Until being shut down on August 23, 1997, this was highest point of any non-tourist rail line in the United States. We are standing at 10,220 feet above sea level. Eastbounds that had conquered the grueling 3% grade would use the siding to set out their helpers. The helpers would return to Minturn to await their next assignment while the eastbound continued on to Pueblo.
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Posted By Dean Lydic On Tuesday, August 16, 2016 At 1:40:55 PM (PT)

This is truly a great picture. This section of line would be good for tourist train ride. So everyone could enjoy the views of Tennessee Pass. Thanks for posting!

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Location Information
City or County and State
Lake County, CO

Subdivision
Tennessee Pass (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Tennessee Pass




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
None
Unit Number
None



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
200
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
25 mm
Shutter
1/320 seconds
Aperture
f/7.1


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