Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

The eastbound Zephyr is clipping along at 70 MPH, which is track speed between Kremmling and Flat. The east switch of Troublesome was the location of a costly (and, sadly, deadly) derailment on Tuesday, May 15, 1956. The crew on an eastbound manifest missed an approach signal at west Troublesome. The train was meeting a westbound manifest, and the westbound was not yet clear of the east switch. The eastbound train realized the mistake too late, and ran the red signal and side-swiped the westbound train. This led to the creation of a short movie called "The Trouble at Troublesome". It was produced by Rio Grande to show to employees in training.
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Location Information
City or County and State
Grand County, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
CP DS097 (East Troublesome)




Train Information
Railroad
Amtrak
Model
P42DC
Unit Number
AMTK 181

Symbol
AMT6-01
   



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

Focal Length
235 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/7.1


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