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Farmington Turn in the spring

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:28 PM

It's April 19, 1935, K-27 #452 departs Durango at 3:35 AM with 3 loads 2 empties.

Crew: Conductor Henry, & Engineer Klahn

Consist: 1 water car, 1 merchandise, 1 flour, 1 empty tank, & a caboose.

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The train stops at Carbon Junction to pick up cars.

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After 20 minutes, the train rolls downgrade to Farmington.

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:41 PM

Very nice!

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 07:04 PM

At Bondad, the crew set out a boxcar.

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After that, the train continues rolling downhill.

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The train rolls over a bridge south of Riverside Spur.

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Thank you CHris for the kind comment.

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 07:14 PM

At Cedar Hill, the crew sets out another boxcar.

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The train then rolls along the river as it heads south.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 08:46 AM

At Aztec, the crew unloads the water car.

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At Flora Vista, a third boxcar is set out.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 07:37 PM

As the train rolls downhill...

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... it does some switching at Refinery...

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... & pulls into Farmington at 8:45 AM with 5 loads, 12 empties.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 07:37 PM

After 1 hour 25 minutes of the crew eating and switching, the train departs Farmington at 10:10 AM with 7 loads 9 empties.

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Loads: 1 mdse Aztec, 1 gas Crested Butte, 1 gas Mancos, 1 gas Moffat, 1 gas Durango, & 2 gas (locations not shown).

Empties: 2 empty box, 1 empty dump, 2 empty gon, 2 empty flats, 1 water cat, & a caboose.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:57 PM

As the train climbs the grade...

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... the crew sets out the boxcar of merchandise at Aztec.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 07:13 PM

The train continues climbing the hill.

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 04:28 PM

As the train follows the river...

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... it stops at the Bondad tank to take on water.

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