Denver & Rio Grande Western [Union Pacific]
Bond, Colorado
October 3, 1997

Seen again on a sunnier day is Orestod (Bond), Colorado, where the former Moffat Road (Denver & Salt Lake) diverged to the right to begin its climb over Toponas Summit to Craig, and the Dotsero Cutoff continued along the Colorado River to join the Tennessee Pass line at Dotsero. The steep grade of the Craig Branch is immediately evident in this photo.

This page posted 3/1/2019. Text and photo ©2019 Lamont Downs.