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  Trip Report: Colorado's Tunnel Motors - Chapter 1
  Various MDVPU
May 28-June 1
  From: Colorado's Tunnel Motors Dates: May 28 - June 2, 2001 Author: Nathan Holmes


Photo 1
The consist that started a great week - DRGW 5407 leads four motors on Sunday, May 27th, sitting in North Yard and awaiting their assignment to that day's MDVPU-27.
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Photo 2
Memorial Day's MDVPU was lead by a rare GP40-2, DRGW 3105, which Frank K. and I agreed that we hadn't seen leading down the Joint Line in at least a year.
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Photo 3
One of only a handful of remaining examples with their noselights intact, DRGW 5356 sits under the Cimarron St. Bridge in Colo. Sprgs.
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Photo 4
Switching work completed, Monday's MDVPU-28 heads south with 3105 in the lead, followed by 5361, 5356, and 5407.
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Photo 5
Due to pressures from work, the next opportunity to go find MDVPU I had was Friday, 1-June-2001. Here, Friday's MDVPU is seen at Greenland, powered by DRGW 5347, 5356, 5361, and 5401.
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Photo 6
After passing over Greenland Road, the four curve southwest to continue their climb to the summit at Palmer Lake.
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Photo 7
After waiting on a southbound rail train to clear the block, DRGW 5347 heads through the sag north of Palmer on Friday, 1-June-2001.
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Photo 8
Another shot of DRGW 5356, just behind 5347 in the previous shot, showing its all-original configuration of horn on the cab and nose lights intact. We'll pretend we don't see the ditch lights.
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Photo 9
Finally getting a green, all four smoke uphill through Palmer Lake and over the summit, just a few hundred feet further down the line from this shot.
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Oh yes, one other thing I should probably mention - all the images here are Copyright 2001 Nathan D. Holmes (maverick@drgw.net)
Note this doesn't mean you can't use them - In fact, I encourage people to use and enjoy them.
I'm placing them under the same license as RailARC images.
All images were taken with an Olympus C-3000 camera, a beautiful piece of machinery.