Photo By: Kevin Morgan

Although it is only 3,000 feet long, this train still weighs close to 7,000 tons. Rocks (ballast) is just about the heaviest thing trains transport. Gone are the days when you'd find scoria in these ballast cars. UP gets its ballast from quarries in Wyoming.
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Location Information
City or County and State
Arvada, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Rocky (7,330ft)




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
AC4400CW
Unit Number
UP 6610

Symbol
WCYGJZ-08
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 40D
ISO
400
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
135 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/6.3


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