Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

In between Tunnels 4 and 5, an AC4400CW brings up the end of a westbound empty oil train. The covered hopper visible in the shot is what is known as a "buffer car". It buffers the engine (or engines) and, therefore, any crew members from the tank cars that, once loaded, will be carrying crude oil.
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Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 12:24:05 PM
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Location Information
City or County and State
Jefferson County, CO

Subdivision
Moffat Tunnel (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Tunnel 5 (MP 26.1, 866 ft)




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
AC4400CW
Unit Number
UP 7175



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
DJI / FC4170
ISO
100
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
29.85 mm
Shutter
1/200 seconds
Aperture
f/4.4


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