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(SOMERSET, Colo., February 21, 2005) One- hundred- five Union Pacific railroad cars, on right track, loaded with coal from the Elk Creek Mine in Somerset, Colorado, wait adjacent to state hwy 133 Monday afternoon, February 21, 2005, to begin the trip to Grand Junction and then east to Denver and beyond. The train had to wait for another train, at left, with empty cars to pass first before beginning the trip. The train with empty cars would then move into position to take on more coal. Colorado's coal production in 2004 was a record for the fourth time in a row, but the industry might not grow much further because Colorado doesn't have enough railroads to deliver the coal to the midwest and east coast where utilities are switching from expensive Appalachian coal to Colorado's clean coal. (Photo by HAL STOELZLE/ ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS)

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