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2011: Moffat Route

Lisa and I have not been in the heart of the Moffat Route since 1985 when we took our very first Railfan trip together. So, over the past couple of weekends we have trekked back into this area to gather some new photos. We didn’t get to as many places as we had hoped but it was still a couple of fun days away from the heat of the city.

On July 31, we spent some time on the east side…

On August 6th we headed over to the west side.

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Posted by on 07/21/2011 in RRAdventures

 

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2008: Escape of the DNC; Day#7

A new day and a new set of adventures. We start off this day at Fish Creek Falls which we hike to both the top and the bottom of the falls.

Waterfall

From hear we head up to Hahn’s Peak Lake which is where I used to go fishing with my Grandfather, Father, and Brother. I had not been there in untold years but could still remember the exact spot and use to toss in my line and catch fish. Brought a tear or two of pure happiness.

We return to Steamboat Springs to photograph the D&RGW Depot to also find Rio Grande Caboose #01502 standing near by.

We next head west down US40 until we reach Hayden where we bag our next D&RGW Depot.
We will continue west along US40 until we reach Craig. Here we will photograph the old Denver & Salt Lake Depot (later a D&RGW Station) and also photograph David Moffat’s Marcia Parlor Car. This car is marked Denver, Notherwestern & Pacific on one side and Denver & Salt Lake on the other. We found the car closed & locked even though all documentation we had said it should be open for tour.  Last time we were here it was open and there wasn’t a shelter over it.
 
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Posted by on 08/29/2008 in RRAdventures

 

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2008: Escape of the DNC; Day#6

On this day, it was originally all about a scenic drive. We started the day at Rifle Cap Falls and explored some of the shallow caves there too.

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We now hop onto County Road 8 for a nice drive through the mountains stopping for a picnic at the Ripple Creek Overlook. Nothing like having lunch and listen to the Elk “Bugle” in the valley below.

Overlook

We resume our drive passing over Ripple Creek Pass (10,343 ft.) and stop for a photo stop as we cross over Dunckley Pass (9,763 ft.) eventually coming out at Yampa, CO.

Overlook

At this point we detour as we learned just 2 days before we left that the Kremmling Depot is scheduled to be moved so we decided to swing by and get a few shots. This takes us over Gore Pass (9,527 ft) and the cars transmission is starting to say enough.

Well, wouldn’t you know it, when we reached Kremmling our view got blocked a bit to get a nice clean shot of the depot.

Afterwards we head for Steamboat Springs for the night but to get there we must cross over Muddy Pass (8,710 ft.) and Rabbit Ears Pass (9,426 ft.); can you hear the car grown…
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Posted by on 08/28/2008 in RRAdventures

 

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2006: Colorado Railroad Museum

Topic on TrainBoard: Railroad Adventures (RRAdventures) – Colorado Railroad Museum; Part I

RRAdventures Website: Colorado Railroad Museum (June 30, 2006)

Back on June 30 and again on July 2 Lisa and I spent the a good part of both weekends
 
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Posted by on 06/30/2006 in RRAdventures

 

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