Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

The westbound Zephyr emerges from Tunnel 26 still quite a bit above South Boulder Creek. The west portal of Tunnel 26 was the location of a terrible disaster on September 30, 1991. A large rock fell and landed on the tracks by the west portal. An eastbound manifest struck the boulder and the lead two units rolled down the embankment to South Boulder Creek! Sadly, two crewman - Ed West (60, engineer) and John Beaird (47, brakeman) - were both killed. Two others - John Sacco (54) and Roy Alexander (47) were both injured, but survived.
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Location Information
City or County and State
Gilpin County, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Tunnel 26 (MP 35.2, 320 ft)




Train Information
Railroad
Amtrak
Model
P42DC
Unit Number
AMTK 78

Symbol
AMT1105-01
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
DJI / Mavic Air 2 [FC3170]
ISO
100
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
24 mm
Shutter
1/250 seconds
Aperture
f/2.8


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