Posted By Nick Nimmer On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 At 12:22:12 PM (PT)
I'm curious about the local on the Lafayette branch, assuming the branch is served by a local out of Denver? I spent ten years in an office overlooking the Boulder siding and regularly saw the local from Longmont switching Valmont hoppers and boxcars for the recycling facility, but never any centerbeams.
Posted By Webmaster On Saturday, February 23, 2008 At 6:29:35 PM (PT)
Thanks for the comment George. Nick is exactly correct. The north end of Broomfield is known as Burns Junction. The caboose is sitting on the lead to the Lafayette branch and is used as a shoving platform by the local that run up the branch. I think that happens twice a week right now.
Posted By Nick On Saturday, February 23, 2008 At 3:55:30 PM (PT)
I believe the caboose is used for reverse moves to the couple lumberyard customers on the branch to Lafayette (former CB&Q line to Lafayette-Longmont-Lyons)
Posted By George Houle On Saturday, February 23, 2008 At 11:36:43 AM (PT)
As usual your pictures and discripitions are great. I see a caboose setting over on a tail track, can't tell if it's coupled to anything. A caboose is unusual anywhere now.
Thank you for sharing your work.