Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

The westbound Zephyr got delayed a little over an hour in Denver due to a mechanical issue. Apparently, one of the rungs on the ladder of the cab on the lead unit was broken and had to be repaired. While the rung was indeed fixed, there was another issue (not sure what) that ultimately caused the lead unit to be bad ordered. Amtrak used to keep a spare unit in Denver (for just such a situation), but apparently Amtrak is so short on power right now (due to multiple units out of service with mechanical issues) that they don't have one to spare! Here, the train is heading west on clear signals, west of Leyden.
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Location Information
City or County and State
Arvada, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Chemical (MP 14-MP 15)




Train Information
Railroad
Amtrak
Model
P42DC
Unit Number
AMTK 2

Symbol
AMT5-30
   



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

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


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