Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

The traction motors that power the wheels are electric motors (which is why train engines are referred to as "diesel-electric"). Because they are electric, there are no gears, which means the engine can operate the same regardless of whether it is moving forward or backward. Thus, it doesn't matter which way DPU units are facing. On this morning, the last unit was facing forward, showing its long hood to the world!
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Location Information
City or County and State
Denver, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
CP DS004 (Pecos X-Over)




Train Information
Railroad
BNSF
Model
ES44C4
Unit Number
BNSF 8240

Symbol
HDENPVO1-07A
   



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

Focal Length
69 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/11


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