Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

I was very lucky to be able to get this shot. The Snow Bus was running well ahead of me (hindered by slow speeds on icy roads). However, the switch heater at west Rollins was not working and the switch was out of correspondence. UP 1989 had to stop so the conductor could walk up to the switch and swing/pick the snow out of the switch points, allowing me to grab a couple of nice shots, like this one.
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Posted By Webmaster On Monday, December 7, 2009 At 1:57:27 PM (PT)

Yup Jim, that is the spot exactly! Much easier to take shots there after the code line was removed last year.


Posted By Jim Griffin On Monday, December 7, 2009 At 1:42:51 PM (PT)

Cool! Sure wish I could have chased this operation; glad you did so for the rest of us.  
 
BTW, I know this spot you're at. I was there exactly a year ago, see:  
http://www.actionroad.net/DRGWLPD3/Moffat/BNSF5396-Rollins-2008-12-05.jpg

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Location Information
City or County and State
Rollinsville, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 43 (CP DS043)




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific, Rio Grande
Model
SD70ACe
Unit Number
UP 1989

Symbol
ENYPB-06
   

Future Number(s)
UP 8521



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 40D
ISO
200
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
38 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/8


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