Photo By: Kevin Morgan

Powered switches in CTC territory can be placed into "hand throw" if necessary so the switch can be thrown by hand. This may happen due to a power outage (although rare) or, more likely, because a maintainer is working on the switch and needs to throw it without the dispatcher. This is a closeup view of the hand throw lever on the switch machine.
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Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 4:27:08 PM
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Location Information
City or County and State
Leadville, CO

Subdivision
Tennessee Pass (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 281.2 (West Tennessee Pass)




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific, Rio Grande
Model
None
Unit Number
None



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

Focal Length
75 mm
Shutter
1/320 seconds
Aperture
f/7.1


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