Photo By: Kevin Morgan

As a westbound coal empty rolled by me, I started looking at things to take pictures of. This shot caught my eye...a wheel from an empty hopper quickly rolls over the railhead of a 136-pound rail forged in 1979 at Colorado Fuel & Iron! Would enjoy hearing what you think of this somewhat "artsy" shot.
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Posted By Steve King On Wednesday, January 14, 2009 At 5:26:02 PM (PT)

Great shot!!! Nice plug for the old CF&I steel mill in Pueblo.  
 


Posted By Roy From Buena Vista On Monday, January 12, 2009 At 7:34:15 PM (PT)

Very cool shot! Lots of fence posts been made from that time frame steel.  
The "HotSHOT from "EXTREME TRAINS" stated "where the wheel meets the rail is only about the the width of a dime in area contact. Less friction and resistance??  
Learn something everyday.  
Thanks - Keep up the great pic tak'en.


Posted By Frank Bergmans On Monday, January 12, 2009 At 1:40:12 PM (PT)

Awesome, this is railart Kevin.


Posted By Jim Griffin On Monday, January 12, 2009 At 12:27:23 PM (PT)

Oh I dunno... it's only one of the coolest shots I've seen in a while. I really, really like the swirling effect of the wheel in motion. The arcs are in opposition to the shape of the wheel, giving it a surreal effect. I bet you planned it that way, eh, Kevin? ;-)  
 


Posted By alanconover On Monday, January 12, 2009 At 12:05:07 PM (PT)

I LIKE the "artsy" shots!  
Sometimes there's just too many engine photos for me and seeing something a bit different (like your b&w shots) makes virtual rail fanning more fun.  
Keep up the good work!


Posted By George Houle On Monday, January 12, 2009 At 11:24:25 AM (PT)

Good pics, tells a story. Wheel has less than 40% life left, track is in fair shape, lighting is right,  
focus is on rail. Like the target affect caused by motion. Thank you for your effort.

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Location Information
City or County and State
Arvada, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 8




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
None
Unit Number
None

Symbol
CTSSV9-08
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
200
Flash

Focal Length
300 mm
Shutter
1/250 seconds
Aperture
f/5.6


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