Denver & Rio Grande Western [Southern Pacific]
Mitchell, Colorado
June 4, 1996

Eastbound freights ascending the steep west side of Tennessee Pass encountered these loops at Mitchell, Colorado just before reaching the tunnel. As was usual at this time during the final Indian Summer of Tennessee Pass the approaching freight is an eastbound with a full load of coal.

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