A westbound Union Pacific potash train emerges from 1,828-foot Hermosa Tunnel on UP’s Sherman Hill crossing on the Laramie Subdivision in Wyoming on October 29, 2008.
A hot westbound Union Pacific intermodal train exits Hermosa Tunnel, Wyoming, on September 24, 2003. On the point is GE Dash 8-40C No. 9123 followed by an EMD SD70M.
A westbound unit train emerges from a cut leading to the Hermosa Tunnel on Union Pacific’s Sherman Hill in Wyoming on October 29, 2008.
Detouring through Wyoming is Amtrak #5, the California Zephyr. It is seen here about to enter the boar of the Hermosa Tunnels just east of Tie Siding on Track 2 from Dale Jct.
Back in the day when SD40-2s still ruled the Union Pacific's main lines, a slightly bleached version pulls westward through Hermosa Tunnel on Wyoming's Sherman Hill.
A descending westbound bends into the cut for Hermosa Tunnel. In the distance can be seen the main lines continuing up toward the summit of Sherman Hill. The red cut in the center of the picture... (more)
A roaring pair of big UP powerhouses begins the downhill run to Laramie, exiting Hermosa Tunnel during a snowstorm. Leading is U50 #40, followed by a DD35B. UP 40 was built in 1964, using recond... (more)
Westbound grain shuttle with CMO grain cars was headed to Delhi, CA. Violent thunderstorms with strong winds can do form over Sherman Hill during the afternoons of spring and summer months.
SD70M 4831 leads a westbound manifest to Laramie.
Energy For Use - But Not Abuse. In the days when UP carried slogan boards on many of their SD40-2s, a 12,000 horsepower coal drag crosses off the high line from Laramie onto the right main... (more)
Blasting out of the western portal of Hermosa Tunnel, a brace of 3000 horsepower locomotives, just having cleared their summit off the Harriman Line at Dale Junction, build speed for the race down... (more)
Five GP30s work their way west, out of Hermosa Tunnel, picking up speed as they move downhill toward Laramie.
In the summer haze, UP 3453 and two Conrail SD's pull a military convoy westbound, leaving an exhaust plume on the tunnel behind.
An eastbound rumbles uphill on the left, while UP 4132 leads westbound auto racks out of Hermosa Tunnel