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With UP rapidly deploying distributed power over Soldier Summit, it's common knowledge that the days are numbered for the large group of D&RGW SD40T-2 Tunnel Motors stationed in Helper, UT. As work is gearing up for a few months of intense efforts, I decided that this last weekend (March 2-5, 2001) was probably my best chance to take in these final days. So, around noon Friday, I took off for 3 1/2 days of black and gold railfanning fun. Included are a Dirt Train up the Sunnyside branch running with three T-2s, a westbound MDVRO with five Grandes on the point, the usual assortment of Utah Railway and BNSF action, and a few of the newer DPU-powered coal trains thrown in for fun. Also included are a a meandering trip home, including a Grande-powered local working out of Grand Junction and a side trip down the North Fork Branch.
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