Rocky Mountaineer Leases 2 UP Locomotives

Excursion operator Rocky Mountain has leased a pair of Union Pacific locomotives to pull its trains between Denver and Moab, Utah.

The service, known as “Rockies to Red Rocks,” is expected to begin Aug. 15. Officials said the locomotives may be wrapped or otherwise dressed up before service begins.

Passengers will have a two-day trip with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

The locomotives arrived as the fourth of eight test trips being run to allow crews to become familiar with the route before the launch of revenue service.

The locomotives have been leased to Rocky Mountaineer for the duration of the train’s debut season in Colorado.

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