Photo By: Kevin Morgan

At the start of the S-Curve on the north side of Big Ten Loop, the westbound Zephyr climbs toward the wind break hoppers located on the inside of the curve atop Big Ten. These hoppers have now been here for 50 years, helping provide protection from trains from the 70+ MPH winds that can come swooping down off the mountains.
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Location Information
City or County and State
Arvada, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Big Ten Curve (MP 19.5-MP 20.2)




Train Information
Railroad
Amtrak
Model
None
Unit Number
None

Symbol
AMT5-25
   



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

Focal Length
4.5 mm
Shutter
1/800 seconds
Aperture
f/2.8


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