Long before the Union Pacific took over former Rio Grande operations. UP power was often seen on coal trains in Western Colorado and Utah. Here UP3560 and two RG SD45's power #769 west of Lacy on 4-21-79. The train is bound for Kaiser Steel at Fontana, C
A pair of SD45's and a GP30 head east on 4-21-79. Out of sight around the corner, the caboose is nearing the East switch of Debeque siding. In a few years, the new I-70 overpass will be constructed just behind the photographer.
After a crew change at Grand Jct., the 5339E awaits a signal at East Tunnel in Debeque Canyon. A meet with what appears to be #187 is occuring as can be seen in the distance on the left. View marked as processed in October, 1978.
In the next several views, we'll watch activity from the yard tower. A crew is heading out to the 3113, which appears to be the Minturn local. Meanwhile SD7 5304 is gathering blocks of cars for another eastbound.