After running up to "Frontier Days" in Cheyenne, Wyo., earlier in the day, UP 844 and UP DDA40X 6936 roll down the Greeley Subdivision back to Denver in the evening hours of July 20, 2013.
The Challenger is in charge of the Ringling Blue Unit on this incredible morning.
This locomotive had just come from a lengthy overhaul, and was out for testing with a short train.
Lite power heads to Commerce City to help with some MoW work along the Greeley sub today. The view here is pretty sweet since one can capture part of the Denver skyline over 5 miles away.
UP's 2015 Cheyenne Frontier Day's train rockets North through Ft. Lupton, well on its way to Cheyenne.
The return of the Cheyenne Frontier Days special accelerating north after meeting a southbound. Only the E's were online today and the train barely got above 35mph. Was the second-easiest chase ... (more)
The billboard in the background reads "Outwork Them All"....and this team is certainly responding to the crack of the whip. Sounded every bit as good as you think it might.
After a passenger stop at the depot in Greeley, the deadhead of the Cheyenne Frontier Days special moves southward. It was widely believed they wouldn't stop due to "no steam", but stop... (more)
The deadhead move of the Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days special has just left Brighton and is on the final sprint to Commerce City, where the passengers that are riding will detrain.
I always try to get the "deadhead" of the Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days special here....a spot now free of tight telephone poles.
The E's are doing all of the work today, and making quite a show of it, on the return to Cheyenne.
This was a special shot for me, in that I managed to shoot a similar angle of the 844 meeting a detouring Amtrak #6 here on the same run in 2007.
The UP 3985 Challenger with the Circus Train on there way to Denver.
Union Pacific SD70ACe no. 8795 leads Union Pacific ES44AH no. 8151 on this Passenger Special from Denver, CO to Council Bluffs, IA (PDVCB2 06). The train is approaching a dirt road crossing just n... (more)