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It's pretty unusual to catch a UP coal train on the Joint Line these days. UP puts sufficient power on its coal trains to make descent speed up the hill to Palmer Lake. Which is why it was fortunate that this train was on the tail of a BNSF load that was dragging up the hill.
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Date Shot
Date Added
Saturday, January 14, 2012
2:56:48 PM
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Times Viewed
404 Sunny
Railroad Location
Castle Rock, CO MP 38
Unit Number
C44AC-CTE UP 5979
Colorado Springs (UP)/Pikes Peak (BNSF) Union Pacific

Exposure Details (EXIF Data)
Shutter Speed
Aperature Value
200 1/500 seconds f14
Camera Make / Model
Lens Focal Length (FOVCF) *
Canon / Canon EOS 40D 135mm (216mm)
* Note - Several digital cameras have a sensor that is actually slightly smaller than the 35mm equivalent. Consequently, the effective focal length is increased. This is the case with both the Canon Digital Rebel and Rebel XT. FOVCF is an acronym for "Field Of View Crop Factor".

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