North Fork Subdivision
The branch south of Grand Junction, Colorado following the Gunnison River much of it in a Canyon to Delta where the little used brnach to Montrose turns off while the main line turns east and onto the coal mines another Somerset.
UP 6636 is seen leading eastbound coal empties at Bridgeport, Colorado following the Gunnison river - 05/09/2008
UP 5908 is seen leading a loaded coal train upgrade at Escalante, Colorado - 28/08/2007
UP 1422 is seen leading the Montrose local at Escalante Canyon, Colorado - 05/09/2008
UP 6636 is seen east of Delta, Colorado with a empty coal train heading to the mines - 05/09/2008
UP 1422 is seen leading the Montrose local coming into Delta - 05/09/2008
UP 5908 is seen leading a loaded coal train west of Delta, Colorado - 28/08/2007
UP 5908 is seen leading a westbound coal along the North Folk Branch crossing the Gunnison River just east of Delta, Co – 28/08/2007
UP 5800 is seen leading coal empties east Shamrock, Colorrado - 05/09/2008
The North Folk Branch was built as a narrow gauge branch turning off the main narrow gauge transcontinental at Delta north of Montrose but was soon converted to standard gauge with the opening of Tennessee Pass. Today due toincreased coal the line has seen a huge increase in traffic in recent years being one of the few branches to be upgraded in Colorado. Here UP6510 and UP5924 are seen leading a loaded coal east near Rodgers Mesa – 28/08/2007
UP 6046 is seen leading a empty coal train east at Rogers Mesa on the North Fork sub - 28/08/2007
Former Cotton Belt GP38-2 now UP 1526 is seen at Montrose on a Friday afternoon waiting to work the local back to Grand Junction on the following Sunday - 05/09/2008
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