Photo By: Kevin Morgan

These signals are two of the last holdouts of classic Rio Grande signals on the Moffat. The only other location between Denver and the Moffat where you can find these target signals is at Utah Junction and east Leyden. Unfortunately, these are going to be coming down very soon. A few dozen feet west of this shot (behind me), a new signal mast has been erected.
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Posted By Webmaster On Friday, May 20, 2011 At 10:29:05 AM (PT)

Yes, I have no doubt these old signals are getting hard to read. The one on the main at east Leyden (for eastbounds) looks really bad from 82nd Avenue. I frankly can't believe they haven't replaced those yet. Regardless, from a railfan standpoint it's a bummer to see them go. At the same time, it's good to see UP investing in the line.  
I've heard rumors of a second main track being added from C&S to Leyden for years. To be honest, it's one of those things now of "I'll believe it when I see it". I don't really see what that kind of investment would do for UP at the moment. I've also heard rumors of Tolland and East Portal being connected as well as a second main being added from Tabernash to Winter Park. I'm not holding my breath that any of them will be happening anytime soon.

Posted By Lucas Brendsel On Friday, May 20, 2011 At 10:07:33 AM (PT)

thats good these signals are a POS the new signals are going to be safer plus its the grade crossing to.  
and they other location that you can find the signals are CP DS038.  
Get ready Kevin Union pacific is double tracking and triple tracking the moffat tunnel sub. between CP DS013 west Leyden and CP DS007 Arvada.  
Lucas brendsel

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Saturday, May 7, 2011
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Location Information
City or County and State
Arvada, CO

Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Kipling (MP 9.8)

Train Information
Unit Number
AMTK 131


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