Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

UP is doing a lot of work on the Cane Creek Sub between Brendel, UT and Potash, UT. The line is about to see a couple trains daily, working to clean up Uranium Tailings near Moab. The project will move 12 million tons of tailings over the next 10-20 years! This ballast will be laid along the tracks about 250 miles west of this shot.
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Posted By Webmaster On Wednesday, March 4, 2009 At 8:20:21 PM (PT)

Jeremiah, to use the word "chase" would be a bit generous! You are spot-on that trains with this tonnage don't head west too often. Before realizing it was a ballast train, I wondered why an empty coal load was moving SO slow as it came out of Leyden.


Posted By Jeremiah Siembida On Tuesday, March 3, 2009 At 2:15:23 PM (PT)

These look like extremely heavy trains--westbound on the Moffat must be a punishing test of durability for the trains, the tracks and everything else. Westbounds aren't normally this heavy on this part of the route.  
I'll bet it was a treat to chase!


Posted By Reg. Lloyd On Monday, March 2, 2009 At 3:00:29 PM (PT)

Ihad not heard of Cane Branch.Good Shots!please to see them.Send more when when can.Seen your article in T.S.L. about the Utah Rly.R.Lloyd.

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Location Information
City or County and State
Arvada, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 14




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
ES44AC
Unit Number
UP 7772

Symbol
WCYBRZ-27
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
100
Flash
Did Not Fire

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


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