On January 5, 2006, the California Zephyr was run as a stub operation west of Denver, terminating in Grand Junction. As a result, the equipment was parked at the Grand Junction depot and easily accessible for the entire morning. I availed myself of the opportunity to walk around and take a few detail photos. It helped that the old yard office building has an external stairway and balcony that overlooks the track...
Both of these units are in the later Phase V paint scheme (low stripe).
|The unit's number on the right-side flank. The battery box is below.|
|Here's the fuel filler and air reservoir on the right side. See how the stripe has come loose, no doubt due to diesel spillage. Notice also the sheet-metal guard on the air reservoir.|
|The left side of both No. 201 and No. 75.|
|Cab of No. 201, left side.|
|Here's the upper air intakes and the inset area behind the cab. Note the bell covers on the horns.|
|Upper rear, left side.|
|Ground-level portrait. How about the BNSF caboose on track 3? It's used in local service between Grand Junction and Lacy.|
|Builder's placard, right side of No. 201.|
For more information on the Genesis series, visit 4rr.com -- a very informative and comprehensive website dealing with this series of locomotives.
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