RailPictures.Net Photo: Lead unit not visible DRGW 3146 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad EMD GP40 at Spanish Fork Canyon, Utah by Dick Ebright
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» Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
» EMD GP40 (more..)
» Narrows Crossovers 
» Spanish Fork Canyon, Utah, USA (more..)
» August 28, 1992
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» Lead unit not visible DRGW 3146 (more..)
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» Dick Ebright (more..)
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These two trains were heading west, side by side, down the Rio Grande's two-track main line in Spanish Fork Canyon. On track #1 was a Utah Ry. loaded coal train; on track #2 was a Rio Grande piggyback train. When they reached the crossovers at Narrows, the train on the left, on track #2, took the crossover instead of continuing straight ahead. It ran directly into the side of the moving westbound coal train on track #1. The collision ripped the sides out of several coal gondolas with the result shown here. Several of the piggyback's cars were also derailed and tipped over. Scanned from a color print.
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