RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 5515 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad EMD SD50 at Moffat Tunnel, Colorado by Steve Patterson
 
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» Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
» EMD SD50 (more..)
» Unknown
» Moffat Tunnel, Colorado, USA (more..)
» March, 1985
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» DRGW 5515 (more..)
» Unknown
» Steve Patterson (more..)
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Having passed through North America’s 4th longest tunnel (6.2 miles), apparently the brakeman was going back to check an engine problem. Inside Moffat Tunnel D&RGW 5515 East crested the highest elevation reached by an Amtrak train or a common carrier freight train — 9,237-ft. Now it will travel 50 miles to Denver and decline almost 4,000-ft in elevation.
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