Photo By: Kevin Morgan

An eastbound rolls past Chem Spur, east of Barbara's Gulch. The train will stop at Leyden long enough to assist a UP train to tie their train down. The crew on the UP train was not informed that they should tie the train down and, by the time they learned this, they had already died. Once a crew has died, they are not allowed to do anything other than sit on the train and ensure it doesn't roll. This includes tying it down. The BNSF crew lent a hand though and the UP crew was able to leave on a van.

If you are reading this and are new to trains, the term die refers to a crew that has worked for 12 consecutive hours. Once they have worked 12 hours, they are "dead" and cannot do anything else.
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Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 2:05:45 PM
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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
BNSF
Model
ES44AC
Unit Number
BNSF 6402

Symbol
HPVODEN1-17A
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
400
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
135 mm
Shutter
1/800 seconds
Aperture
f/8


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