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  Trip Report: Helper, Utah - Chapter 7
  The Georgetown Loop and More
Sat-Sun, 21,22-Sep-2002
  From: Helper, Utah Dates: Labor Day Weekend Author: Nathan Holmes


Photo 86
Sitting for a moment and getting ready for the 4 mile, 3.5 percent climb to Silver Plume
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Photo 87
Georgetown Loop 40, an oil-burning Baldwin 3-foot 2-8-0, blasts up the lead at Devils Gate, CO
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   7 - The Georgetown Loop and More
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Photo 88
Backing across the Devil's Gate Viaduct in the early morning light on Sunday, 22-Sep-2002
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Photo 89
A better shot of the viaduct with train - this is a downbound, pulling into the Devil's Gate station.
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Photo 90
Backing through the platform area early Sunday morning
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Photo 91
On our way up, across the viaduct. The viaduct is a reproduction of the original, this one completed in 1984.
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Photo 92
Fall in the Rockies, narrow gauge style.
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Photo 93
After arriving at Silver Plume, the power is run around the train for the backing trip down the hill
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Photo 94
The GL's big maintanence shop at Silver Plume
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Photo 95
Just a shot down the north side of the Silver Plume yard
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Photo 96
One of the Georgetown Loop's diesels - number 140. It and 130 were acquired from the US Gypsum operation in southern California. USG is now using ex-WP&YR DL535Ws.
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Photo 97
140's sister GE, 130, sitting in the Silver Plume yard.
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Photo 98
The track for the Hall Tunnel yard.
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Photo 99
One of the cars in the Hall Tunnel yard - DRGW 3582, a narrow gauge boxcar
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Photo 100
Heading back down the steepest part of the railroad (4 percent), near Hall Tunnel
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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.