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Milepost 37.8 VANCE JUNCTION Elev. 8,116

Vance Junction is where the Telluride Branch leaves the main line to service the massive mines and mills in the Pandora Basin.  It is an important marshalling and fueling stop for locomotives destined to battle the 3.5% grade to the summit of Lizard Head Pass.  Trains frequently double the hill or have helper locomotives added to the trains.

 

Vance Junction
Vance Junction
Vance Junction
Vance Junction
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