Photo By: Kevin Morgan

Ahh, the not-so-glamorous side of railroading! With the switch heater out of order at the west switch of Rollins, the conductor had to use a pick to clear the switch points of snow and ice. After throwing the switch a few times by hand, DS-82 was again able to throw the switch remotely from her desk 500 miles away in Omaha, NE.
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Posted By Webmaster On Tuesday, December 8, 2009 At 4:23:09 PM (PT)

Ahh, thanks Wrenchbert! I think that solves the mystery.


Posted By Wrenchbert On Tuesday, December 8, 2009 At 1:11:06 PM (PT)

I see it, those fenceposts covered in snow look like miniature signals at first glance.


Posted By Webmaster On Tuesday, December 8, 2009 At 12:21:34 PM (PT)

Hello Dean! I'm afraid I don't see what it is that you are referring to? Feel free to email me and we'll figure it out. :)


Posted By Dean On Monday, December 7, 2009 At 8:14:42 PM (PT)

Kevin, nice shot of the real world of railroading. I see another signal head on a lower level: just left of the bottom of the signal ladder for this switch/CP. What/where is this signal for?

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Location Information
City or County and State
Rollinsville, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 43 (CP DS043)




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
None
Unit Number
None



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
200
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
300 mm
Shutter
1/500 seconds
Aperture
f/9


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