Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

A few miles west of UP's 36th Street Yard, a "rocket train" passes by one of the smaller yards used on the Limon Sub to spot cars set for industries. The rocket train has a fresh crew and is headed for the Greeley Sub, the Overland Route, and eventually, Clearfield, UT.
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Posted By Webmaster On Tuesday, January 13, 2009 At 3:55:03 PM (PT)

Steve, you are exactly correct! The "roll bar" is for clearance practices. I would guess that it has always been used on the train due to the sensitive (and extremely expensive) nature of the cargo!


Posted By Steve Walden On Monday, January 12, 2009 At 12:22:38 PM (PT)

Good catch!  
 
I'm guessing the U-shaped bars are bolted/welded to a box car to ensure clearances are met without damaging the following cars and their cargo. Wonder if that was following an accident or just a precaution?

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Location Information
City or County and State
Denver, CO

Subdivision
Limon (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 635




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
SD70M
Unit Number
UP 4679

Symbol
SKSCF-09
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 40D
ISO
160
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
135 mm
Shutter
1/250 seconds
Aperture
f/13


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