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Trainhopping the Moffat Tunnel - Denver to Grand Junction
« Reply #60 on: February 23, 2024, 07:51:56 PM »
Trainhopping the Moffat Tunnel - Denver to Grand Junction

Riding a BNSF train across the Rocky Mountains on the Rio Grande Moffat Tunnel Route.  I first rode this line in early April, 2019 but unfortunately went through the tunnel district in the dark.  Through a rare set of events owing to a lack of an available train crew the previous afternoon, we enjoyed a full day ride across the Moffat Tunnel Subdivision.  This is by far the most scenic stretch of track in the United States, and the beauty of the Rockies really shines in the reflection of fresh snowfall.


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Re: The Amtrak Train Thread
« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2024, 01:44:31 PM »
Amtrak's California Zephyr resumes full route after a week of cancellations

https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/california-zephyr-resumes-full-route-after-a-week-of-cancellations/

CHICAGO — Beginning today (Wednesday, March 6) Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr will depart Chicago for California for the first time the Feb. 27 departure encountered freight congestion and weather obstacles that resulted in arrival into Emeryville, Calif., 10 hours, 35 minutes late.

Those cars and locomotives, stranded for more than a week at Amtrak’s Oakland Maintenance Facility by continuous whiteout blizzard conditions making rails and highways impassable around Donner Pass east of Truckee, Calif., will head east tomorrow (Thursday, March 7) for the first time since a train left the Bay Area on Feb. 28.

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Re: The Amtrak Train Thread
« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2024, 10:41:31 AM »
https://fxtwitter.com/AmtrakAlerts/status/1767765160716886123

https://fxtwitter.com/AmtrakAlerts/status/1768230264587632762

Colorado

Travel Alert | Safety Closures

The following roads are closed due to adverse weather conditions and/or multiple stuck vehicles

I-70 both directions between Silverthorne Milepost 205 and Denver Milepost 259
US 40 (I-70 Frontage road) both directions from I-70 / MP 259 to US-6 Clear Creek Canyon
US 40 Berthoud Pass from MP 256-243
US 6 Loveland Pass from MP 222-229
CO 119 both directions from Blackhawk Milepost  1 to US 6 Milepost 7
US 285 Southbound just south of C-470 is closed due to a jacknifed semi truck
Multiple other routes may be blocked due to crashes, stuck semi trucks and other issues. Delays are likely on any roadway impacted by the storm

Weather Alert | Winter Storm Warning Statewide
Strong Storm impacting Metro and Mountain Areas - Travel is strongly discouraged

Major Snow System currently impacting Colorado. Snow totals measured in feet have multiple roadways closed across many  mountain passes. Heavy, wet, deep snow has blanketed the foothills and Metro areas and the I-25 corridor.  Persons without adequate equipment shoud not travel during this storm event, many roadways are blocked or otherwise have limited access due to stuck vehicles.

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