Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

Just three days prior to this picture, coal mine operator Bowie announced that it was idling Bowie #2 (on the North Fork Branch) indefinitely due to the downturn in the coal market. In 2013, the mine employed over 300 miners. 150 of those were laid off when the mine lost a contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority. Now, at least half of the remaining miners will be laid off as well. This least the West Elk Mine as the sole operating mine on the North Fork Branc1
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Location Information
City or County and State
Arvada, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Simms Street




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
SD70ACe
Unit Number
UP 8763

Symbol
CWELH-27
   



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

Focal Length
275 mm
Shutter
1/500 seconds
Aperture
f/9


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