Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

It is a bit of a sad morning as this eastbound manifest may mark the end of an era. This is the MRONY. Manifest, Roper, UT to North Yard, CO. Since the UP/SP merger in 1996, a manifest has run between Denver and Salt Lake City over the former Rio Grande, just as many such freights ran on Espee and the Grande before. Now, however, thanks to Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR), UP is eliminating the train (and its westbound counterpart, the MNYRO). PSR aims to reduce car dwell times and focus on moving cars rather than trains. UP believes that Roper Yard in Salt Lake City is redundant to the other SLC Yard and its Ogden Yard. As such, Roper's usage will be reduced and traffic between Denver and Salt Lake City will move via Ogden (and the Overland Route) moving forward.
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Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10:20:17 AM
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Location Information
City or County and State
Gilpin County, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Cliff (6,900ft)




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
SD70ACe-T4
Unit Number
UP 3035

Symbol
MRONY-07
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS-1D Mark III
ISO
160
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
160 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/8


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