Photo By: Kevin Morgan

Here is a portion of Tennessee Pass that never even had the chance to be converted from jointed rail to welded rail! East of Kobe, the mainline is still all "stick track". The classic Rio Grande scoria ballast looks fantastic though, as does the 35 MPH speed sign.
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Posted By Webmaster On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 At 8:57:39 PM (PT)

Robert-  
 
Yes, the staggering of the joints is absolutely intentional. This helps maintain the integrity of the track. Consider two joints side-by-side. Suppose a GP40-2 stopped right on the joints. That's a lot of weight on both rails on a spot where the rails are weakest.  
 
Kevin


Posted By Robert W Gift On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 At 8:18:15 PM (PT)

Do they PURPOSELY stagger joints?


Posted By Chris Nuthall On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 At 5:02:42 AM (PT)

A great series of shots - I got my car stuck at the side of the highway at this point one snowy day after I stopped for a passing train - luckily I was rescued by a Climax employee in his truck. Went on to get these two shots, amongst others http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=263557&nseq=37 and http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=263085&nseq=39 
 
Cheers, Chris

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Location Information
City or County and State
Twin Lakes, CO

Subdivision
Tennessee Pass (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 262.8 (East Kobe)




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
135 mm
Shutter
1/160 seconds
Aperture
f/7.1


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