Get a Drone’s Eye View of the Mile of Trains in Grand Junction
By now you've seen the mile long line on Union Pacific engines stored just off the Riverside Parkway in Grand Junction. They're pretty hard to miss. Now take a look at the trains from a different point of view.
According to the Daily Sentinel, the diesel engines are being stored here while the railroad experiences a slowdown in moving products.
Precisely how much do one of the engines cost? Where would one buy such a thing? If one types "how much does a diesel engine cost" into a search engine, a number of sites appear with companies selling these things. Companies like Mid-Am Equipment, Inc., are in the business of selling and leasing diesel engines. According to Yahoo Answers, an engine typically runs between 1.8 and 2.5 million dollars brand new.
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Judging by the drone footage, there must be at least a hundred engines currently stored in Grand Junction. At a high end estimate of 2.5 million dollars, that equals a quarter of a billion dollars worth of trains sitting off the Riverside Parkway. Thanks to Carl Belcher for shooting this awesome drone footage.
Take a look at the trains stored in Grand Junction from a new point of view. The drone footage puts a new spin on things. Seeing the colossal line of trains from the air, combined with some insight on the value makes for an awesome spectacle.