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Denver & Rio Grande Western train crew turns down retainers at Columbia Junction

Denver & Rio Grande Western train crew turns down retainers at Columbia Junction Denver & Rio Grande Western train crew turns down retainers at Columbia Junction

Train 749 has stopped at Columbia Junction to turn down retainers. The grade from here to Sunnyside is 3.5 percent and loaded trains must use retainers to control their speed while descending this grade. The stop will take about 20 minutes for the crew to turn the retainers down and this will also allow the wheels to cool. Disk 34