|Empty Hoppers In the Sunset - Coal hoppers wait their turn for service in beside a |
piece of disused rail in the quiet town of Las Animas, Colorado, on June 16, 2008
Photo: Jenny Vaughn
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
POTD - Empty Hoppers In the Sunset
From a river named "The Animas" in the San Juan mountains to a town named Las Animas on the eastern plains, it's hard to believe they're in the same world, let alone the same state at the same rough latitude (0.5° difference). From narrow gauge Rio Grande rails hung precariously on canyon walls to standard gauge Santa Fe rails somewhere in a vast prairie, these are Colorado Railroads!
Dispatcher: Steve Walden, editor Departure Time: 09:53
Tags: Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe, BNSF, coal, freight, POTD
Location: Las Animas, CO, USA
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