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2012 – Railfanning East of Town

09 Jun

On this day trip we head out east on I-70 with three planned stops…

Stop #1 is a quick drive to Montebello, CO which is just east of Denver in Adams County.  Here we track down the Union Pacific Freight Depot also know as Roydale.  Not much to look at but still another Railroad Station located and photographed!  I will also take some other Railfan shots of equipment that I will save for the full trip report…

UP Depot

From there we head to Strasburg in Arapahoe County.  Our primary stop here is the Comanche Crossing Historical Society Museum.  Lots of interesting items big and small to enjoy including the old Union Pacific Depot that was moved to this location for preservation.

UP Depot

We also know that the old CRI&P Simla Depot from Elbert County has also been moved to just south of town and is a private home of a major Railfan in this area.

CRI&P Depot

Our third and final stop of this chapter of RRAdventures in Limon in Lincoln County.  Here we head for the Limon Heritage Museum and Railroad Park which also include the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific / Union Pacific Depot along with other railroad RR equipment and historical items of this area.  To our surprise we will also find Ron from the Georgetown Loop working at the museum; it was his first day and it was great chatting with him.

CRI&P / UP Depot

I will also find the current UP Freight Depot just behind the museum.

UP Depot

From there we head back home in 90+ degree heat logging nearly 200 miles of driving for the afternoon trip

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2 responses to “2012 – Railfanning East of Town

  1. Ken Rehor

    06/10/2012 at 1:37 PM

    Just a quick note for ya. Roydale has 3 locals based there. One services industries east of Peoria (all the way to the tank farm on Picadilly), the others service industries on the “loop” between Peoria and Havana. When I worked there last summer, all had M-F schedules with the loop job having a day and afternoon shifts. Probably why it was so quiet when you stopped by. :)

     
    • Stourbridge Lion

      06/11/2012 at 7:55 AM

      Hi Ken! Yes, things were quiet when we stopped by but I did got shots of a couple of engines and a hopper before we took off down I-70 to out two main stops of the day.

       

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