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  Trip Report: Helper, Utah - Chapter 2
  More Montrose Local
Friday, 30-Aug-2002
  From: Helper, Utah Dates: Labor Day Weekend Author: Nathan Holmes


Photo 14
Help! I think work's following me!
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Leaving Grand Junction in the early morning light.
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Another shot from the curve at Whitewater, CO
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Another shot approaching Bridgeport
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Moving along the Gunnison River deep in Dominguez Canyon
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From high on a cliff in Dominguez Canyon, you'd almost think this was taken in Southern California!
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My source of amusement while waiting in Dominguez for 3097 and train to get out of Bridgeport
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Heading on down Dominguez Canyon.
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Coming down the straightaway approaching the bridge over Seep Creek.
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Photo 23
Pulling through Roubideau, with nobody to meet
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Photo 24
Could you really cover the Montrose local without a shot of them switching the elevator in Delta?
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Elevator work completed, the crew sets out cars they don't need for the trip to Montrose
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Headed down the Montrose Industrial Lead (branch) near Olathe.
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Video clip taken of DRGW 3097 rounding a bend near Chipeta
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Well, the Montrose Branch sure isn't a mainline - look at those weeds near Frost!
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Heading on down the line with the mighty San Juans visible in the background
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Photo 30
Spotting cars near the station end of the yard in Montrose
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Photo 31
Switching out empties for loads at the Montrose yard.
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All the images here are Copyright 2002 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. Please feel free to copy, use, and distribute anything you find here, as long as I'm given credit for its creation.
All shots in this trip report were taken with a Canon EOS D30 with a Sigma 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 lens or a Canon 75-300mm f4-5.3 IS/USM.