At the north siding switch of Broomfield, a BNSF crew has UP's ZDVSC (Denver, CO to Salt Lake City, UT) daily intermodal train moving quickly north. Typically, this train departs Denver between 4am and 5am and typically, of course, it runs on UP's Greeley Sub. But a derailment the previous night still had the line closed and UP needed to run the Z-Train. Many railfans were hoping that UP might decide to single-stack the containers and run the train via the Moffat (as the Moffat cannot support double stacks). Or at least run the TOFC cars via the Moffat. Instead, this equally rare shot was produced. BNSF allowed UP to run the Z-Trains on the Front Range Sub between Denver and Cheyenne. This northbound Z-Train would meet the southbound ZLADV at Longs Peak! I was able to get this shot with the last few remnants of light as the sun had already set behind the Rockies.
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