Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

The West Local throttles up a bit to accelerate to track speed as it crosses the grade crossing at Plain. It is exceptionally rare for the West Local to go west of Rocky. On this day, the local is headed to East Portal at the Moffat Tunnel. The tank car is filled with gas for the backup generators used for the ventilation fans in the case of a power failure. Prior to this, it had probably been at least a year since the local was this far west.
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Location Information
City or County and State
Arvada, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Plain (6,530ft)




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
GP40-2
Unit Number
UP 1396

Symbol
LDB17-17
   

Past Number(s)
ex- SSW 7640



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

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



(Pre-UP 1396) - Photos of SSW 7640

4/19/2005

4/19/2005

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