Photo By: Kevin Morgan

After being held briefly for the Longmont Turn to clear up at Valmont, this Seattle-bound double stack is on the move again in Boulder. The train has just crossed over the 55th Street grade crossing. The switch in the foreground is the south end of the Boulder siding.
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Posted By Webmaster On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 At 5:28:15 PM (PT)

Paul, I think the telephoto makes the track look worse than in actually is! It is welded rail and trains safely run through this section at 30 MPH. The maximum speed anywhere on the line is 49 MPH.


Posted By Paul E Bowler On Friday, August 26, 2011 At 8:06:13 AM (PT)

I have great respect and admiration for BNSF - they and UP put on good shows (of railroading at it's best)everywhere west of Chicago! However, even allowing for it being a hot August day near the Front Range (another location I have to re-visit!) I cannot believe that that track is befitting of such a Class 1 railroad! Tell me it ain't so!!

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Location Information
City or County and State
Boulder, CO

Subdivision
Front Range (BNSF)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 27 (South Boulder)




Train Information
Railroad
BNSF
Model
C44-9W
Unit Number
None



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 40D
ISO
200
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
135 mm
Shutter
1/500 seconds
Aperture
f/8


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