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Houston Power and Light coal train at Tomah, Colorado

Houston Power and Light coal train near Tomah, Colorado Houston Power and Light coal train at Tomah

We had spent the night in Denver and on our way south the next morning caught up with this train near Castle Rock. Engines 5076, SF 5024, 8072, 8095, and 8028 are pulling hard as train NN050 lumbers up hill to Palmer Lake at Tomah, CO on September 20, 1987. This train loaded at the Spring Creek mine in Montana and was headed to Fort Worth then via the ATSF to Houston Power and Light W. A. Parish plant at Smithers Lake, TX. The plant was the fifth largest coal fired power plant in the US. Disk 38