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The Joint Line - Denver To Pueblo

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by TommyPicklesfan1992, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. TommyPicklesfan1992

    TommyPicklesfan1992 Member

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    The BNSF/UP Joint line
    runs from Denver, CO to Pueblo, CO, with trains from both railroads running between the two cities. The line is dispatched by both the BNSF and the UP. The joint line begins as a triple track railroad at milepost 3.6 in South Denver through milepost 12.2 in Littleton, and then becomes a double track (though largely separated railroad) to milepost 52 at Palmer Lake. From Palmer Lake to Crews, milepost 84.4 the railroad is single track, with passing sidings at Monument, Academy, Colorado Springs, and Kelker. This single-track railroad can at times create a major bottleneck to operations. From Crews, milepost 84.4 to Bragdon, milepost 108.6, the railroad is again a separated double track line. Track 1 refers to the west most track, and generally is used for southbound trains. Track 2 refers to the eastern most track, and generally is used for northbound trains. Primary traffic on the joint line are BNSF and UP Coal trains, with coal loads usually running south and empties returning north, though some merchandise traffic is run. Pushers are still occasionally used, but DPU has largely replaced the pushers.


    If you like Main Line Railroading in Colorado, This is a Perfect Addon for Train Simulator.
     
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  2. JGRudnick

    JGRudnick Active Member

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    This sounds like an amazing route. :)
    Unfortunately, it will probably never happen because BNSF severely restricts how much DTG can use their logo. :(
     
  3. Blacknred81

    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    IDK, with the Hi-Line coming out soon, I think we can get more BNSF content in the future, with unbranded content out of the US. But most likely only from 3rd party developers.
     
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  4. treid09

    treid09 Active Member

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    I was thinking not too long ago how awesome this would be for TS. Great idea and nice job!
     
  5. elyonpc

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    Kinda like a newer version of the old Castle Rock route. I love it!
     
  6. jedi247

    jedi247 Well-Known Member

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    We definitely need more BNSF (or maybe ATSF). The route should definitely include both BNSF and UP ET44 or ES44 GEVOs, SD70ACes, GP60s for switching and locals, and plenty of freight cars in both BNSF and UP paint schemes.
     
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  7. ATSF 801

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    id buy this route when it came out same day
     

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