Photo By: Kevin Morgan

This eastbound coal train through a monkey wrench in UP's afternoon operation. As you can see, the train broke in to two. The conductor walked back and set the brakes on 30 cars before walking the rest of the train. Meanwhile, the engineer had to isolate the rear DPU. When the conductor walked back up, the train was put back together and the brakes were knocked off. Then, the engineer brought the rear DPU online and recharged the brakes. The entire process took several hours. There was an 8,000-foot MSIDV out of Limon, but it made a reverse move to Limon as the crew only had 90 minutes to work and the coal train had the line blocked.
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Monday, December 4, 2017 at 12:18:25 PM
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Location Information
City or County and State
Elbert County, CO

Subdivision
Limon (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
West of Buick




Train Information
Railroad
Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific
Model
None
Unit Number
None



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS-1D Mark III
ISO
400
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
80 mm
Shutter
1/640 seconds
Aperture
f/8


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