Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

A UP officer special, the SGJSS-14, leaves the mountains behind as it prepares to hit the plains of eastern Colorado. Coal Creek Canyon is visible directly above the train. UP 6936 - the sole operating DDA40X - leads up the 11 car special.
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Posted By Webmaster On Tuesday, April 15, 2008 At 1:54:30 PM (PT)

Your counting is spot-on Jim! The special had 13 cars when it started it journey 10 days ago. Two cars must have been dropped off somewhere in the last day or two before hitting the Front Range. I was lazy and just used the number I had read rather than actually counting the cars. Thanks for the correction.


Posted By Jim On Tuesday, April 15, 2008 At 10:00:21 AM (PT)

Kevin, I've counted cars in several of these pix and it sure looks like eleven, not thirteen... :-)  
 
Nice shots, by the way. Sure wish I was there!  
 
-Jim

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Location Information
City or County and State
Arvada, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 16




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
DDA40X
Unit Number
UP 6936

Symbol
SGJSS-14
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 20D
ISO
100
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
135 mm
Shutter
1/250 seconds
Aperture
f/10


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