Photo By: Kevin Morgan

One of the cars responsible for grinding down the rail head. Note the flaps with the number hanging down alongside the base of the cars. The flaps help to keep sparks from flying away from the train. At switches (or other locations with trackside obstructions, the grinding ceases and the flaps rise up, allowing the train to proceed without causing damage to the trackside equipment, or the train itself.
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Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 12:15:52 PM
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Location Information
City or County and State
Denver, CO

Subdivision
Limon (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 636




Train Information
Railroad
HTT
Model
None
Unit Number
None


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

Focal Length
71 mm
Shutter
1/250 seconds
Aperture
f/9


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