Photo By: Kevin Morgan

If you look in the distance on the right side of the frame, you'll see a trio of units on the move between the two halves of this coal load. Normally, the swing helpers on a coal train would be cut out at Pecos Street. However, on this day, a coal train was already sitting on Bypass 2, preventing the swing helpers from using the Pecos Street Crossover. So, the train had to stop at C&S Junction to set out the helpers. This was, no doubt, very frustrating for motorists on Lowell Blvd. The back half of the train blocked traffic while the units were set out.
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Posted By Colorado Zephyr On Sunday, January 31, 2016 At 2:01:06 PM (PT)

Rare catch! Cutting swings at C&S Junction is an awkward move for dispatchers, crew(s) and hostlers. Glad you were in the right place at the right time.

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Location Information
City or County and State
Denver, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Tennyson Street




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
None
Unit Number
None

Symbol
CEYPS-27
   



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

Focal Length
250 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/7.1


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