I love this telephoto shot at Crescent, clearly showing the jointed rail on the siding and the welded rail on the main. If you are new to trains, jointed rail (sometimes referred to as "stick track") consists of relatively short sections of rail that are attached at either end to form a joint. Welded rail (which most mainline is these days) consists of rail that has been welded together in 1/4 mile long stretches. It still has joints at the ends of the 1/4 lengths of track, but the joints are, obviously, less common. The Winter Park Express "Ski Train" is making its way west on the main. The brightly colored bag covering the coupler will keep snow out of the coupler, making it much easier for the crew to run around the train at Fraser.
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