Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

UP 7709 is pulling an empty train of coal hoppers out of Xcel Energy's Cherokee power plant. This is a scene that, supposedly, will not be reproducible by the end of 2014. Xcel is in the process of converting the Cherokee plant to run exclusively on natural gas. Once complete, UP will be losing a major coal customer in Denver!
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Posted By Webmaster On Tuesday, March 5, 2013 At 3:48:25 PM (PT)

Thanks Jason. I am my own worst enemy when it comes to proofreading my own stuff!


Posted By jason On Saturday, March 2, 2013 At 8:24:45 PM (PT)

also on the last sentence shoudnt it be losing instead of using?


Posted By Webmaster On Tuesday, February 26, 2013 At 11:09:14 AM (PT)

Dave, thanks for the correction! I have no clue why, but I constantly confuse Comanche and Cherokee.


Posted By Dave On Monday, February 25, 2013 At 7:31:13 PM (PT)

Kevin, you said that Xcel plans to convert Comanche to all natural gas. Don't you mean Cheokee? Comanche is in Pueblo and they plan to contune burning PRB coal. Cherokee is plannng to burn natural gas.

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Location Information
City or County and State
Denver, CO

Subdivision
Belt Industrial Lead (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
MP B2.0




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
ES44AC
Unit Number
UP 7709

Symbol
CPSEY-23
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
200
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
18 mm
Shutter
1/500 seconds
Aperture
f/10


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