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Re: D&RGW (and JBWX) on Opening Day - 1968

May 28, 2018 01:57PM avatar
Hello yet again -

The crew must have stopped the train to have lunch somewhere along the way between Sublette and Los Pinos – most likely at Osier – since Ernie was already waiting as they passed the siding near m.p. 324.5:
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Photo Copyright © 1968, 2018 by Ernest W. Robart - All Rights Reserved.

Where's Waldo (er, JBWX)?  One of the three people near left center in the shot below is John West, as proven by his photo at [chasingtrains.smugmug.com].
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Photo Copyright © 1968, 2018 by Ernest W. Robart - All Rights Reserved.

Ernie somehow managed to get ahead of the train again just beyond the crossing at Apache Road.  There's hardly anything left of the snow fences today:
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Photo Copyright © 1968, 2018 by Ernest W. Robart - All Rights Reserved.

There was a lot more snow at m.p. 329 near the top of the pass fifty years ago than there is right now:
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Photo Copyright © 1968, 2018 by Ernest W. Robart - All Rights Reserved.

It almost looks like a plow or spreader has cleared snow off the tracks at the summit:
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Photo Copyright © 1968, 2018 by Ernest W. Robart - All Rights Reserved.

I've never seen any mention of a snow-clearing operation in 1968.  Maybe it was the contractor building the new road, clearing the way for the surveyors.

(To be continued.)

- El Abuelo Histœrico, Greengo y Curmudgeoño de los Locomoturas Viejos y Verdes,
aka Der Grossväterlich DünkelOlivGrünDampfKesselMantelLiebHabender




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/28/2018 02:01PM by Russo Loco.
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