Westbound through the tunnel district the daily Provo manifest tugs 10 power units 7 in view here through the Rockies not around them. The afternoon winter sun strikes the south rim of the deep canyon east of Pinecliffe and tunnel 27 below Wundervu, CO with a brant warm soft reflected light illuminating the train.
As a friend wrote, an experienced back country explorer and longtime Moffat Road aficionado, "Erik's done the (nearly) impossible--light a train at Tunnel 26 in winter. The sun is sufficiently south to never light the train directly in this part of the canyon in winter, but you figured out the next best thing, and this is a beast! Simply 'Grande!!!", I express my gratitude for his valuable assistance in finding unique views on the Moffat Road.. This area directly west of Tunnel 26 is the location know as the “Slide Area” where in 1991 2 crewmen were killed in a derailment caused by a rock slide. After a brisk hike to reach a suitable launch spot Shot on Mavic Pro 2.