Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

This was the location where, on August 2, 1985, two Burlington Northern freights collided head on. Extra 6311 west (north) and Extra 6575 east (south) struck each other directly underneath the US-36 overpass shown in this image. The crewman on Extra 6311 read the incorrect train orders and the train departed Clear Creek before Extra 6575 had arrived. The resulting explosion melted the bridge! Today, the QDENTAC-09 is stopped, waiting for the MLAUDEN to arrive at Broomfield for a meet.
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Location Information
City or County and State
Westminster, CO

Subdivision
Front Range (BNSF)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 12




Train Information
Railroad
BNSF
Model
B40-8W
Unit Number
BNSF 561



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
100
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
78 mm
Shutter
1/250 seconds
Aperture
f/10


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