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I-70 and Loveland Pass

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September 6, 2013.

This view is looking toward I-70 and the east entrance to the Eisenhower Tunnel. The road curving up in the lower left is Loveland Pass (US 6), which trucks carrying hazardous materials have to use, instead of the tunnel on I-70. The tunnel goes under the Continental Divide, while Loveland Pass goes up and over it.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Near the Top

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September 6, 2013. Loveland Pass, Summit County, Colorado.

The trail in this photo leads from the parking area at the top of Loveland Pass on the Continental Divide.

Garden of the Gods (1)

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September 5, 2013. Colorado Springs, CO.

Loveland Pass

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September 6, 2013.

A truck carrying automobiles makes its way down the steep grade of Loveland Pass (U.S. Highway 6) on the eastern side of the Continental Divide. According the the Colorado Department of Transportation, the grades on this highway are as high as six percent. With an elevation of 11,992 feet, the road reaches the second highest elevation of a Colorado mountain pass, one spot behind Independence Pass (State Highway 29) which reaches 12,095 feet.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

FURX 3042 Leading a Tank Car Train

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November 12, 2005. Chalfin Bridge, IL.

Last week I posted the shot of the tanker train going away from me, this week I'm posting the same train as it approaches me. On the point is First Union Rail (FURX) 3042, with an ex-Conrail unit, as they lead a tanker train north on the Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

BNSF 5446 Waiting at Chalfin Bridge

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November 6, 2005. Chalfin Bridge, Illinois.

With the light of another fall day coming to a close, an empty BNSF iron ore train sits on the Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision, just north of Chalfin Bridge, Illinois. The Chester Subdivision is double-tracked, but this northbound train had to wait for three or four other northbound trains to clear the line before it could proceed into the St. Louis railroad gateway. While the northbound trains waited, a number of southbound Union Pacific trains would roll by.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

NS 8867 Against the Trees

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November 6, 2005.

Norfolk Southern 8867 rolls north on Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision, along the tree covered bluffs at Valmeyer, Illinois.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


Tanker Train

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November 12, 2005. Chalfin Bridge, Illinois.

A tanker train hauling chemicals rolls north on the Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision, while the headlight of a southbound double-stack train can be seen in the distance.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

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