Photo By: Kevin Morgan

An SD70ACe and an ES44AC bring up the tail end of this eastbound coal load. Typically, UP coal trains on the Moffat run 3x2x1, but this train is different as it is not headed east on the KP. Instead, it is going to the Cherokee Power Plant in northeast Denver. That plant is close to converting entirely to natural gas. Once that happens, and this coal train stops running, it is rumored that the Energy Coal Mine may shut down. If that happens, it will spell the end of coal on the Craig Branch!
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Location Information
City or County and State
Arvada, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Blue Mountain




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
ES44AC
Unit Number
UP 8252

Symbol
CEYPS-12
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS-1D Mark III
ISO
400
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
24 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/6.3


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