Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

You couldn't ask for better weather conditions when the subject of your picture is the Winter Park Express Ski Train! Amtrak F40PH #406 (now technically an NPCU) leads the eastbound train through blowing snow in the rapidly fading light at Tolland.

If you are unfamiliar with the term NPCU, it refers to a Non-Powered Cab Unit. This F40PH no longer has a prime mover under the hood. The cab itself is still unaltered though, complete with a control stand. The control stand remotely controls the P42DCs on the other end of the train. So, when climbing a grade, the train is actually being pushed up the grade (when in this configuration), not pulled.
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Location Information
City or County and State
Tolland, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Tolland (9,356ft)




Train Information
Railroad
Winter Park Express
Model
F40PH
Unit Number
AMTK 406

Symbol
SDVDV-08
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS-1D Mark III
ISO
2500
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
32 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/6.3


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