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  Trip Report: A Trip to Albuquerque - Chapter 1
  San Luis Valley Local
  From: A Trip to Albuquerque Dates: Jan 10-13, 2002 Author: Nathan Holmes

Photo 1
Arriving in Alamosa, the crew cuts off the power and brings it into town at about 0600h.
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Photo 2
SSW 7286 and the rest of the power sitting in the early morning fog, with only the headlights of passing cars for illumination
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Photo 3
Much later in the morning, DRGW 3105 leads the set that will remain behind.
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Photo 4
UP 5517 and 2567 have been cut off and wait for the crew to complete their paperwork before beginning their shift.
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Photo 5
Coming back from the yard with the cut for Antonito, CO.
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Photo 6
All I could think when I was taking this shot was "Should have taken the Grande instead of this smoker.."
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Photo 7
A little sunlight breaks through the fog and the frost of 11-Jan-2002. I think it was about -2 degrees Fahrenheit at this point.
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Photo 8
Well, some of its fog, anyway - 2567 is certainly doing its part to contribute, though.
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Photo 9
Passing by the old depot in La Jara on the way to Antonito (now the town hall).
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Photo 10
I couldn't decide which shot I liked better between 9 and 10, so I included both.
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Photo 11
Crossing one of those classic old Rio Grande truss bridges just north of Antonito.
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Photo 12
Finally at the end of the line, UP 2567 and crew undertake switching the plant.
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Photo 13
Cumbres & Toltec's only diesel, the 19, sits outside the shops in Antonito.
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Photo 14
Just another oddball shot of the bridge, standing in the gauge (erhm, that's usually a bad idea)
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Photo 15
Just stopping to admire the mountains once the fog had cleared at Romeo, CO. Not everything revolves around trains, you know...
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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 Tamron 28-300mm F3.5-6.3.