2016 Geese #5 & #7 + #315  Friday, August 26 by...
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  3. 2016 Geese #5 & #7 + #315 Friday, August 262016 Geese #5 & #7 + #315  Friday, August 26
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Early morning activity in front of the Engine House
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D&RGW C-18 #315 with her cylinders cocks open, makes her first move of the day.
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The hidden fireman, with shovel in hand, stokes the fire box.
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A composition in black & white.
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Rails come in handy when you can't see the road.
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Conductor Allen climbs aboard as #315 leaves Chama.
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With Juke's Tree towering in the background, Extra 315 east starts her day under darkening skies.
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With more than she can handle, #315 struggles thru the Narrows
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The sound of a hammer can be heard over the exhaust as the volunteers knock down large chunks of coal for a hungry #315
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"Happy Campers" in a crowded caboose
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Taxed beyond her limit, #315 sets out a box car at Weed City. This will lead to additional moves for tomorrows activities.
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Conductor Allen readies the switch
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The excess box is stashed away next to the main line with only the roof walk and brake wheel showing
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Let's try this again!
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Black and White imaging adds to the feeling of yesteryear.
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With more coal being stoked, steam pressure is up, the safety valves lift. With lots of rain this year, everything is green.
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More than a little interest is evident as Highway 17 gets crowded
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More than a little interest is evident as Highway 17 gets crowded
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Reflection of the open firebox
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Climbing into the clouds pass Otto Perry Pond just below Coxo Crossing
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This C-18 deserves a drink of water
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Engine #315 as assembled the cars from last night and today's freight cars. Conductor Alan is about to climb aboard, while Conductor Ed chats with two photographers.
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Eastbound Train #216 pulls in to Cumbres Pass
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The Varnish heads out first, ahead of the Special
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What a pretty sight! Heading into Tanglefoot Curve
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Storm clouds are gathering on the western horizon as the Special rounds Tanglefoot Curve
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Who are the lucky ones? Whose riding or those watching? I think the answer is both!
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Ducks creating wakes on a mountain pond.
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Hundreds of thousands of dead pine cover the hills due to the Bark Beetle infestation a few years ago.
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