Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

At the time I took this picture, I was unable to recall the last time I saw a coal (or any train, for that matter) that had an all-EMD consist! The trio of SD70s was a welcome sight for this EMD fan. While all three are technically SD70ACes, the first and third units are both classified as an SD70AH. This means that these units weight 427,000 pounds instead of 420,000 pounds. While you may not think that extra 7,000 pounds can make much of a difference to a unit already weighing 210 tons, it actually does increase the tractive effort of the units, giving them better "pull", particularly when starting.
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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
Union Pacific
Model
SD70AH
Unit Number
UP 8838

Symbol
CTMWE-06
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
320
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
100 mm
Shutter
1/500 seconds
Aperture
f/8


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