Photo By: Kevin Morgan

Who will reach the grade crossing first? The double stack is pulling in to the clear on the siding as a southbound molten sulfur train (called the "stinky slinky") starts pulling on the main. Both trains are blowing their horns as they approach Nickel Street.
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Posted By Doug De Berg On Sunday, February 12, 2012 At 5:20:28 PM (PT)

Nice to see so many folks up and watching trains that early. New railfans?


Posted By Webmaster On Thursday, February 9, 2012 At 1:14:52 PM (PT)

Robert-  
 
You can always find the rough location of my photos in the info I post down below on this (or any photo) page. But, to be specific, this is at the Nickel Street grade crossing in Broomfield (roughly MP 14 on the BNSF Front Range Sub).  
 
The bridge in the distance is CO-121...the bridge is among the oldest in the state of Colorado and a huge source of backups during rush hour. This was around 8am, right smack during the morning rush.  
 
As for the hump, that's nothing! Back around that hump, the mainline and the siding are on completely different grades. The siding is about twenty feet higher than the main. This is because, many moons ago, these were actually two main lines for different (competing) railroads.


Posted By Robert Gift On Thursday, February 9, 2012 At 12:50:12 PM (PT)

Nice catch?  
Where?  
What time?  
Rushour traffic backed up?  
 
Hate seeing that hump in the distance.  
One thing beautiful about the Pennsylvania Railroad is how they managed to keep tracks perfectly level despite chaotic countryside.

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Location Information
City or County and State
Broomfield, CO

Subdivision
Front Range (BNSF)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 14




Train Information
Railroad
BNSF
Model
SD70MAC
Unit Number
BNSF 9654



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

Focal Length
135 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/11


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