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7/6/2020
 
 
 
 
 
By:Richard Kundert
Dates:2/14/1997 - 3/13/2007
Album Info:Built in the early 1900's to haul sugar beets, the Great Western Railway (GWR) operates a network of lines in Northern Colorado. The late 1990's saw the railroad expand with the addition of the Burlington Northern's Ft. Collins to Greeley branch and providing switching services in Ft. Collins. In addition, Omnitrax overhauled locomotives at the GWR engine house in Loveland and frequently road tested rebuilt power on GWR trains making for some unusual and colorful consists. The 2000's saw the development of the Windsor Industrial Park. The small individual shippers were being replaced by unit trains of oil, fracking sand, corn, ethanol and windmill blades. I hope you enjoy this look at the GWR.
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GWR 912
Title:  GWR 912
Description:  In 1995, The GWR had 2 former Southern Pacific SD9s overhauled at the Loveland shops. #912 & #914 were the first 6 axle units to be used by the GWR. In 1997, the 912 was deemed surplus and sold. Here, the 912 leaves Kelim with a short train for Windsor.
Photo Date:  2/14/1997  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 4:42:49 PM
Location:  Kelim Jct., CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GWR 912(SD9)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
GWR 914
Title:  GWR 914
Description:  Running long hood forward east of Loveland, at a location known as Birds, with a respectable sized train.
Photo Date:  2/14/1997  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 4:47:10 PM
Location:  Kelim Jct., CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GWR 914(SD9E)
Views:  79   Comments: 0
GWR 914
Title:  GWR 914
Description:  In 1996, the GWR purchased the BN's Ft. Collins to Greeley branch. In the first few years, traffic was light.... This train delivered one car to the southeast side of Ft. Collins.
Photo Date:  2/27/1997  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 4:52:42 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GWR 914(SD9E)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
GWR 914
Title:  GWR 914
Description:  Approaching Kelim with an eastbound out of Loveland. This was a favorite spot to shoot with the Front Range Mountains in the background and a slight uphill grade where the GWR units always smoked a bit.
Photo Date:  5/23/1997  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 4:55:52 PM
Location:  Kelim, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GWR 914(SD9E)
Views:  88   Comments: 0
Omnitrax 40
Title:  Omnitrax 40
Description:  GP35 #40 was overhauled for the Ashland Rly in 1997, but the deal fell through and the unit became part of the Omnitrax lease fleet. The 40 and OMLX 3372 are downgrade on Oklahoma Hill between Kelim and Windsor.
Photo Date:  10/1/1997  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 4:59:15 PM
Location:  Kelim, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  OMLX 40(GP35) OMLX 3372(GP9E)
Views:  216   Comments: 0
Cargill 202
Title:  Cargill 202
Description:  Cargill SD9 #202 is on a road test after being overhauled at the Loveland shops. Three former Mid-South GP10s were picked up from the Union Pacific at Kelim and are being sent to Loveland for future rebuild.
Photo Date:  10/9/1997  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 4:49:29 PM
Location:  Kelim Jct., CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  OMTX 1010(GP10) OMTX 1024(GP10) OMTX 1048(GP10) CRGX 202(SD9)
Views:  203   Comments: 0
GWR 914
Title:  GWR 914
Description:  The 914 and California Northern 203 are eastbound at Birds.
Photo Date:  2/18/1998  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 5:00:53 PM
Location:  Kelim, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GWR 914(SD9E) CFNR 203(SD9)
Views:  263   Comments: 0
California Northern 203
Title:  California Northern 203
Description:  CFNR 203 was on a roadtest east of Ft. Collins. The Omnitrax shops had the front hood lowered and did some body work, but had not been repainted yet. It would soon be repainted and sold to the Twin Mountain Rock railroad in Utah.
Photo Date:  3/1/1998  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 5:04:04 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CFNR 203(SD9)
Views:  298   Comments: 1
Camas Prairie 143
Title:  Camas Prairie 143
Description:  Two engines on a road test here. Former Rio Grande 143 has been overhauled for Idahos Camas Prairie Railroad and California Northern 203 has been repainted for Utahs Twin Mountain Rock Railroad. The train is south of Kelim on its way to switch Johnstown.
Photo Date:  4/11/1998  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 5:07:36 PM
Location:  Kelim Jct., CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSP 143(SW1000) KMGX 602(SD9)
Views:  186   Comments: 0
OMLX 4327
Title:  OMLX 4327
Description:  When the Northwestern Pacific shut down the railroad, its SD9s were sent to Loveland. For the next 12 years, the 4327 could be found pulling GWR trains. Here, it is eastbound past the old beet silo at Birds.
Photo Date:  7/21/2000  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 5:17:47 PM
Location:  Kelim Jct., CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  OMLX 4327(SD9)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
GWR 5625
Title:  GWR 5625
Description:  In 1999, the GWR took over switching services in Ft. Collins, mainly the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Here, GP20 5625 has one car from the UP interchange returning to North Yard on the BNSF Front Range Sub mainline. The 5625 was built a one of 4 EMD demonstrators that toured the country in 1960-1961.
Photo Date:  10/15/2000  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 5:25:12 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GWR 5625(GP20)
Views:  181   Comments: 0
Omnitrax 1751
Title:  Omnitrax 1751
Description:  OMLX 1751 is at Birds. It was built for the Duluth Missabe & Iron Range, saw service as California Northern 200 before becoming part of Omnitraxs lease fleet.
Photo Date:  3/20/2001  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 5:27:29 PM
Location:  Kelim Jct., CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  OMLX 1751(SD9)
Views:  52   Comments: 0
GWR 914
Title:  GWR 914
Description:  The 914 has 1 car as it passes the beet silo at Gove, just a mile north of Kelim Jct. The silo and siding were removed shortly after this photo was taken.
Photo Date:  6/18/2001  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 5:29:18 PM
Location:  Kelim Jct., CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GWR 914(SD9E)
Views:  46   Comments: 0
Central Kansas 2199
Title:  Central Kansas 2199
Description:  Omnitrax sold its Central Kansas operation to WATCO and the CKRY Geeps were sent to Loveland. The 2199 is about to pass under I25 east of Ft. Collins with a train for Windsor. In 2001, the GWR started to utilize the former BN Greeley branch more.
Photo Date:  8/12/2001  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 5:33:36 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CKRY 2199(GP7u)
Views:  74   Comments: 0
GWR 914/OMLX 4327
Title:  GWR 914/OMLX 4327
Description:  A pair of SD9s approach Kelim.
Photo Date:  2/2/2005  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 5:35:07 PM
Location:  Kelim, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GWR 914(SD9E) OMLX 4327(SD9)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
Omnitrax 4285
Title:  Omnitrax 4285
Description:  OMLX 4285 was originally built for the C&NW. The 4285 and GWR 2243 are between Kelim and Windsor at the top of Oklahoma Hill.
Photo Date:  2/2/2005  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 5:37:44 PM
Location:  Kelim, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  OMLX 4285(GP9u) GWR 2243(GP7u)
Views:  154   Comments: 0
Omnitrax 4507
Title:  Omnitrax 4507
Description:  OMLX 4507 had been in service on the Idaho Northern & Pacific. It spent a short time on the GWR in 2005, here approaching Kelim from Loveland.
Photo Date:  4/13/2005  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 5:39:36 PM
Location:  Kelim, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  OMLX 4507(GP35)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
GWR 2233
Title:  GWR 2233
Description:  Central Kansas 2233 was overhauled and repainted into GWR orange in 2006. It was on the BNSF mainline approaching the Budweiser plant north of Ft. Collins
Photo Date:  6/24/2006  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 5:41:20 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GWR 2233(GP7u) OMLX 4285(GP9u)
Views:  203   Comments: 0
GWR 2233
Title:  GWR 2233
Description:  The 2233 drills cars at North Yard. In February, 2007, the 2233 derailed at the Highway 34 crossing at Kelim, spun around and tipped off a bridge. It was deemed beyond economical repair and scrapped.
Photo Date:  7/16/2006  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 5:44:23 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GWR 2233(GP7u)
Views:  101   Comments: 0
GWR 5625
Title:  GWR 5625
Description:  GP20 5625 pauses on the Greeley line for a brake test before departing for Windsor. By 2006, the Greeley branch was seeing daily trains, pushing the 85 pound rail to the limit.
Photo Date:  8/4/2006  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 5:46:47 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GWR 5625(GP20)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
Locomotive Leasing 1514
Title:  Locomotive Leasing 1514
Description:  Locomotive Leasing Partners sent two GP15s to the Omnitrax shops for mechanical work. They were on a road test near Kelim.
Photo Date:  3/13/2007  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 5:48:19 PM
Location:  Kelim, CO
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  LLPX 1514(GP15-1) OMLX 4327(SD9) LLPX 1515(GP15-1)
Views:  231   Comments: 0


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