Re: Tennessee Pass reopening?
Author: Todd Busse
Date: 12-01-2006 - 21:27
You are correct.
UP fixed, ballasted and straighted, the track about 1/2 mile west of Minturn.
It was fun to chase the ballast train from Eagle to Avon.
The crossing battle was with with the town of Avon. Last I heard was UP lost the their appeal and Avon was moving ahead with the installation of two crossings.
> I seem to recall reading somewhere (Trains maybe?)
> where UP was doing some track work on the
> Tennessee Pass line in order to allow them to
> continue to use it to store surplus cars. I also
> remember there was some discussion about one of
> the mountain communities (Eagle maybe?) wanting to
> install a grade crossing......