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Western Railroad Discussion > UP 1995 CNW Heritage Wb to West Elk Mine, CO, 22 May 2023


Date: 05/23/23 04:03
UP 1995 CNW Heritage Wb to West Elk Mine, CO, 22 May 2023
Author: cozephyr

Union Pacific 1995, SD70ACe Chicago & NorthWestern Heritage unit, blasted westward on UP's Moffat Tunnel Subd at Lamar Street, Arvada, CO, after sunset 22 May 2023.  Empty unit coal train C KSWE to West Elk Mine, CO.  Train waited for Amtrak train 6 just east of Lamar Street as the sun dipped behind the Colorado Rockies.  Very smoky in the Denver Metro Area account smoke from Canadian wildfires.

The sign X and QZ tells crews grade crossings ahead and quiet zone (no need to use locomotive horn).




Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/23/23 04:06 by cozephyr.








Date: 05/23/23 06:38
Re: UP 1995 CNW Heritage Wb to West Elk Mine, CO, 22 May 2023
Author: Rule99

Very good---  even though it's May, these are the long days of Summer... 



Date: 05/23/23 10:18
Re: UP 1995 CNW Heritage Wb to West Elk Mine, CO, 22 May 2023
Author: bradleymckay

Hope they got the problems at the West Elk mine worked out. IIRC they hit a non compliant (bad) seam of coal, plus they were having issues with the long wall.

Trona had to get some coal from the PRB as a short term replacement.


Allen

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