Photo By: Kevin Morgan

If you've ever heard of someone in the train world referring to a derail (as a noun, not a verb), this is an example of what they are talking about. This type of derail has a single switch point that would align anything that ran through it to derail. This is a form of protection to prevent cars or tied down trains from inadvertently rolling out on to the main track. This derail was installed at the east end of the siding at Leyden about 15 years ago, when coal trains were often being tied down to wait for recrews and/or yard tracks.
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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
None
Unit Number
None



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

Focal Length
4.5 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/2.8


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