Photo By: Kevin Morgan

A classic view from the yard in Minturn. Minturn was ground zero for eastbounds ready to start the assault on the 3% grade up the west slope of Tennessee Pass. Up until the closing of the line in 1997, helper sets were stationed here, ready to assist any train that needed it up the mountain. As many as nine mid-train swing helper would be cut in to eastbound coal loads!
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Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 7:34:40 PM
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Location Information
City or County and State
Minturn, CO

Subdivision
Tennessee Pass (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Minturn




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



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
800
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
26 mm
Shutter
1/125 seconds
Aperture
f/6.3


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