Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

A southbound UP coal load on Main 1 grinds past Big Lift a few miles south of Littleton. Big Lift was originally built by Santa Fe to server as an intermodal facility. The intermodal trains ran between Denver (well, here at Big Lift) and La Junta, CO and vice versa starting in the late 1980s. The intermodal trains did not last, and the facility has been repurposed as an auto facility for BNSF. If you buy a car in the Denver-Metro area, there is a chance your car arrived via train and Big Lift!
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Location Information
City or County and State
Douglas County, CO

Subdivision
Colorado Springs (UP)/Pikes Peak (BNSF)

Milepost or Control Point
Big Lift




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
SD70ACe
Unit Number
UP 8837

Symbol
CNACQ9-18
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
DJI / FC3170
ISO
100
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
4.5 mm
Shutter
1/1000 seconds
Aperture
f/2.8


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