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Date: 03/29/24 08:40
UP Moffat Tunnel Line Closed - Rock Slide 29 Mar 2024
Author: cozephyr

Union Pacific's Moffat Tunnel line west of Rollinsville, Colorado, closed by rock slide that included 15-foot size boulder-!  Amtrak's Winter Park Express stopped by rock slide and returning to Denver.  Power was moved from West End to East End at Rollinsville Colorado, about 9:15 AM, Friday, 29 March 2024.

Video - NO sound - Amtrak 174, P42DC Phase VII scheme, exited Union Pacific's tunnel 1 near Plainview, Colorado, with the Winter Park Express, train 1105.  Train turned back to Denver after a rock slide blocked the line at milepost 44.6 west of Rollinsville, CO.


 



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 03/29/24 10:53 by cozephyr.

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Date: 03/29/24 09:47
Re: UP Moffat Tunnel Line Closed - Rock Slide 29 Mar 2024
Author: ExStarlightHog

Did it happen in an area that has a slide detector fence?  That would be the ideal way of finding out a slide has occured.  The worst way, of course, would be to have a train come upon it, especially at night.  That doesn't always turn out so well. 



Date: 03/29/24 13:32
Re: UP Moffat Tunnel Line Closed - Rock Slide 29 Mar 2024
Author: dan

this was posted on the CZ fb site




Date: 03/29/24 13:49
Re: UP Moffat Tunnel Line Closed - Rock Slide 29 Mar 2024
Author: mojaveflyer

I don't believe there's any slide fences there. For the last 10 -14 days I've heard the slide fences just west of Plain going off intermittently so I can't say I;m surprised....

ExStarlightHog Wrote:
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> Did it happen in an area that has a slide detector
> fence?  That would be the ideal way of finding
> out a slide has occured.  The worst way, of
> course, would be to have a train come upon it,
> especially at night.  That doesn't always turn
> out so well. 

James Nelson
Thornton, CO
www.flickr.com/mojaveflyer



Date: 03/29/24 18:31
Re: UP Moffat Tunnel Line Closed - Rock Slide 29 Mar 2024
Author: cozephyr

Yes, there is a slide fence in that area of milepost 44.

ExStarlightHog Wrote:
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> Did it happen in an area that has a slide detector
> fence?  That would be the ideal way of finding
> out a slide has occured.



Date: 03/29/24 19:16
Re: UP Moffat Tunnel Line Closed - Rock Slide 29 Mar 2024
Author: WAF

But not there



Date: 03/29/24 21:58
Re: UP Moffat Tunnel Line Closed - Rock Slide 29 Mar 2024
Author: dan

Noah said it was open now



Date: 03/30/24 05:32
Re: UP Moffat Tunnel Line Closed - Rock Slide 29 Mar 2024
Author: atsf121

dan Wrote:
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> this was posted on the CZ fb site

Yikes!  Mother nature wins again.  Bummer for the Ski Train and Zephyr passengers.

Nathan



Date: 03/30/24 07:43
Re: UP Moffat Tunnel Line Closed - Rock Slide 29 Mar 2024
Author: ns2557

dan Wrote:
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> this was posted on the CZ fb site


I see Wiley Coyote's tail under the rocks, and msns2557 says the Road Runner is there as well.

Jokes aside glad no one was hurt. Ben



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