Photo By: Kevin Morgan

Since Colorado is a fairly arid climate, this level of "green" doesn't last too terribly long. So I get out to take pictures as much as possible! On my way home from work, I caught this short work train which was headed for Bond. It is on the main at Leyden, running on clear signals.
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Posted By Dean On Thursday, May 14, 2009 At 6:50:48 PM (PT)

The problem with that is it makes sense.

Posted By Webmaster On Tuesday, May 12, 2009 At 3:13:20 PM (PT)

They are a bit flashy for a work train, aren't they? Of course they couldn't have used one of these on the Ski Train last Friday! The flared SD70M is my favorite six axle unit since the Tunnel Motors.

Posted By Jim Griffin On Tuesday, May 12, 2009 At 2:45:35 PM (PT)

Nice! Always cool to catch these little movements. That's a *lotta* horsepower for a half-dozen cars, eh? BTW it seems like these flared-radiator SD70s get used in work train service a lot. You'd think they would use something a little less flashy, and pricey-- say, some old Rio Grande geeps or something? :-)

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Monday, May 11, 2009 at 4:23:54 PM
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Location Information
City or County and State
Arvada, CO

Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 12 (DS012)

Train Information
Union Pacific
Unit Number
UP 4958


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

Focal Length
85 mm
1/320 seconds

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