|UP 8690 East, an SD-70ACe, Glides Down Peru Hill Into Green River, Wyoming
|Westbound Stacks at Point of Rocks, Wyoming
|An Eastbound Potash Train Rolling Compass South at Point of Rocks
The truth is now lost, if anyone other than Slade ever knew it. Following is an excerpt of Slade’s life that can be found at: https://www.xphomestation.com/jslade.html
“At an immigrant ford on the South Platte, called the California Crossing, the company had established a station to serve the stages it had acquired from Hockaday. A Frenchman, named Jules Beni, who had previously settled there and was conducting a profitable trade with travelers, was appointed station keeper, and the place came to be known as Julesburg.
“Jules was a man of innately vile character and his ethics in business belied him not. Lying, cheating and caveat emptor were his accustomed tools of trade. Horses which he swapped to immigrants often found their way back to his corral in the dead of night, and goods that he sold were robbed from the buyer to be sold again. His iniquity, compounded with fraud in company affairs, was discovered by Benjamin Ficklin while traveling through on an inspection trip. He ordered Slade to replace the rogue and arrange with him a settlement on missing company property.
|Mid-Trains at Point of Rocks
|UP 8187 West (Compass North) Approaching Point of Rocks
|UP 7881 West Above the Valley of the Green River
|UP 7638 West Climbing Peru Hill with CSX Power
|A Westbound Loaded Potash Train Struggles Into the Grade Beneath a Small Rain Shower
|Eastbound as Seen from the Heights Above the Green River
|The Next Train
|Mid-Trains Climbing Peru Hill
|Light Engines Climbing Peru Hill
|More Auto Racks Climbing Peru Hill
|Westbound Stopped at Granger
|Amtrak No. 5 Climbing Peru Hill -- Another Reroute from Colorado
|Double Stacks at Sunset
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