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  1. C&S Switch Action

    C&S Switch Action

    C&S Road Switchers Working CF&I's Mine #4.
  2. Grande 30\'s and 35

    Grande 30\'s and 35

    Consist of two GP30s and a GP35
  3. Hey buddy, watch the hands!

    Hey buddy, watch the hands!

    Hey buddy, watch the hands!
  4. There's nothin like clear track ahead.

    There's nothin like clear track ahead.

    Short and fast, the Grande's philosophy in action!
  5. #5304


    SD7 #5304 leads an eastbound train on the Platte Canyon Spur.
  6. Geep entering Tunnel 4

    Geep entering Tunnel 4

    Westbound GP30 leads a string of empties into Tunnel 4.
  7. FT #550

    FT #550

    FT#550 heads west on the Platte Canyon Sub.
  8. GP7 on Bridge

    GP7 on Bridge

    GP7 crossing bridge over the Platte Canyon Spur on the approach to Split Rock Mine #4
  9. Santa Fe power

    Santa Fe power

    ATSF F3 in Sedalia yard
  10. F3/F7 ABBA Consist

    F3/F7 ABBA Consist

    F3/F7 ABBA Consist south of Sedalia, Colo
  11. Switching at Cherokee Station

    Switching at Cherokee Station

    Company switcher in action at Cherokee Station power plant.
  12. Magic Moment!

    Magic Moment!

    Sometimes a railfan is in the right place at the right time. This one was worth the rugged hike in!
  13. 30's on the Point

    30's on the Point

    Grande coal drag heads for Denver's Cherokee Station power plant.
  14. Platte Canyon Coal Trains

    Platte Canyon Coal Trains

    GP30's struggle upgrade on the Platte Canyon Spur with a coal load headed for Colorado Spring's Martin Drake Power Plant.
  15. GP30's


    Headed east on the Platte Canyon Spur, coal train clears tunnel #4.
  16. Eastbound Coal Drag

    Eastbound Coal Drag

    Loaded eastbound heads through Platt Canyon toward CF&I in Pueblo, Colo

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