Rio Grande Route Traffic

         Passenger

Amtrak 5 and 6 travel the entire (Moffat) route. Prior to 1997, this train also carried portions for Amtrak 35 and 36, and earlier for Amtrak 25 and 26.

         Intermodal

 

         Coal

The following UP trains were observed on the Tennessee Pass segment in 1997:
CCRGV (and the reverse?) between ?? and Geneva Steel in Provo (metallurgical coal)
CSGGV (and the reverse?) between ?? and Geneva Steel in Provo, UT (coke)
CSVTV (and the reverse?) between ?? and ?? (loaded eastbound, the normal flow)

Loaded coal trains eastbound over Tennessee Pass had rear helpers between Glenwood Springs and Pueblo and mid-train helpers between Minturn and the summit of the Pass.

         Steel

The following SP trains were observed on the Tennessee Pass segment in 1996:
Minntac to Geneva Steel taconite pellets

The following UP trains were observed on the Tennessee Pass segment in 1997:
OMNGV (taconite pellets) between Minntac, MN and Geneva Steel

         Automotive

The following SP trains were observed on the Tennessee Pass segment in 1996:
KCOAF (and the reverse) between Kansas City and Oakland

The following UP trains were observed on the Tennessee Pass segment in 1997:
AHNOA (and the reverse) between Herington, KS and Oakland
AROKS (and the reverse?) between Roper Yard (Salt Lake City) and Kansas City (Armourdale)

         Grain

 

         Chemicals

 

 

         Oil and other tanks

 

 

         General Merchandise

The following SP trains were observed on the Tennessee Pass segment in 1996:
KCRVM (and the reverse) between Kansas City and Roseville

The following UP trains were observed on the Tennessee Pass segment in 1997:
MEUCH (and the reverse?) between Eugene and Chicago
MHNRO (and the reverse?) between Herington and Roper Yard
MPUGJ (and the reverse?) between Pueblo and Grand Junction (a glorified local)
MROAS (and the reverse?) between Roper and Alton & Southern Yard (E. St. Louis)
MROCH (and the reverse?) between Roper and Chicago

         Local Peddlers