Posted By Webmaster On Friday, May 20, 2016 At 12:06:55 PM (PT)
Hey James, sorry for the delayed reply to your questions. Here are some answers for you:
1. Yes, the Craig Branch is still in service, although it is likely the quietest line that has CTC installed on it anywhere in the country! Lately it seems to see a single coal train every 3-4 days and a manifest (The P-Burg local) every 3-4 weeks.
2. The MNYRO and MRONY are indeed still running. They are now only called three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday out of North Yard). UP has eliminated the MNYGJ and any traffic headed for Grand Junction is put on the MNYRO. BNSF manifests are still running, although they no longer seem to be daily. BNSF may have taken them down to every-other day.
Posted By james stobie On Sunday, May 8, 2016 At 7:22:27 AM (PT)
Its definitely a major drag how the coal has almost stopped running on the line. AFTER all that new track work in Arvada. A few questions
1. is the Craig branch still in service?
2. Are all the other trains still running normally, like the RONY and BNSF?