D&RGW GP35 3039         
D&RGW GP35 3039 at Salida, Colorado on August 25, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 3039 was built in December 1964 (c/n 29964) on EMD Order 7776, was retired by the D&RGW (or pehaps, the SP) December 1993, later becoming MLR 403. I observed a peculiar situation. perhaps. Trains arriving from the east carried green flags, and removed them upon arriving at Salida. This train arrived without green flags, but will leave Salida eastbound with green flags displayed. A Comment by Rick Erben suggests that perhaps this train is leaving CTC-controlled track.
Date: 8/25/1965 Location: Salida, CO   Map Show Salida on a rail map Views: 740 Collection Of:   Chuck Zeiler
Locomotives: DRGW 3039(GP35)    Author:  Chuck Zeiler
D&RGW GP35 3039
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User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Rick Erben General I believe this pre-dates installation of CTC east of Salida, As such, the green flags indicate another section of the train. CTC was installed west of Salida before this time. 10/12/2010 11:36:52 AM
Marty Pfohl General Nice photo! -Glad to know the heritage for MRL 403! As of 9/2013, the #403 was looking in great shape and stationed at Trident, Big Sky Country.. 11/15/2013 1:25:26 PM

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