With the train made up 844 is just a few minutes away from departing the yard and heading for North Platte and eventually Omaha. Taken with permission.
The sun is setting, 3985 is in the viewfinder, life is good...
UP 8027 leads an eastbound manifest up Archer Hill as an intermodal drifts downgrade.
The Missouri River Eagle creeps down Archer Hill as it nears the end of its nearly two week trek away from Cheyenne. It's nice to see this piece of history running the rails again after a ... (more)
Two generations of SD70s lead a stack train westbound on Main 2.
UP 8014 leads a manifest westbound on the wrong main due to MoW work on Main 1, seen behind the lone Big MAC.
A manifest works westbound on Main 1 behind 3 winged elephant-style units. As nice as that is, the real reason people are trackside can be seen underneath the overpass in the background: the UP 3... (more)
CSUX coal loads bound for either downtown Colorado Springs or Fountain, CO work west into Cheyenne. This is one of about 3 or 4 Union Pacific trains regularly seen on the famed Joint Line.
Stacks roll west toward Cheyenne behind an EMD duo. Kudos to UP for fronting non-coal trains with ACes!
A lone SD9043MAC fronts this westbound manifest while another one is pushing on the rear. This train is running wrong main due to track work on Main 1.
The Missouri River Eagle returns home to Cheyenne after a two week trip out to St. Louis. Unfortunately, the UP 3985 was running on the heels of a westbound manifest which kept its speed d... (more)
I can assure you, #401 has seen better days, but has been sitting here for a number of years. The wind has taken care of the tarp that had been covering it up in recent months.
The steam crew is making final checks before an early morning departure from Cheyenne; the train will soon depart to meet the Circus train in Speer, WY.
The UP 3985 Challenger sets in the yard ready to depart to meet the Circus Train for the run to Denver.