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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