Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

It used to be common place to find coal train tied down in the siding at Leyden From 1997 to 2003 or so, the chances of finding a train tied down here were greater than finding the siding empty! However, when the Bypass tracks were built connecting the Moffat to the Belt, this increased capacity in Denver and reduced the need to for trains to tie down here. Then, around 2005, the citizens that live around Leyden petitioned the City of Arvada to prevent UP from parking trains here for extended periods (due to the noise and the diesel exhaust). Not sure if any ordinance was passed, but UP stopped using Leyden on a regular basis for tying down trains. If tying down a train was necessary, it was done at Rocky.
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Location Information
City or County and State
Arvada, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Leyden (7,020ft)




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
C44AC-CTE
Unit Number
UP 5833

Symbol
CEYPS-24
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS-1D Mark III
ISO
200
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
35 mm
Shutter
1/500 seconds
Aperture
f/10


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