A look down one of the inspection pits at the UP steam shops finds 949 sitting outside the shops being load tested before they leave for the trip to Council Bluffs, In the back ground a BNSF train... (more)
The Biggest and Baddest active steam locomotive in the world sits inside the Union Pacific's steam shops in Cheyenne WY. Taken with permission.
On a glorious November day Steve Lee poses with the 844 at the Steam Shops in Cheyenne. I didn't realize at the time how Historic this shot would be(at least to me) as Steve would announce his ret... (more)
UP's snow shuttle train sits on the yard tracks in front of the depot in Cheyenne waiting its call to duty this winter. Taken with permission.
844 gets some attention after performing out on the road while (not visible) 3985 is coming in on the other side of the shop.
The Challenger is steaming up with the sunrise for a trip east.
The Challenger is yarding its train & switching out cars after arrival from Denver.
I hope you have your hearing protection on. For additonal views of #51 on this day, click "UP 51" above. This unit was the first production turbine. Number 50 was a double-ended demonstrator.
UP 3966 goes for a spin. Click "UP 3966" in the loco # field for additional views of the engine being serviced that day.
A followup view to a shot posted earlier shows UP 4017's hogger leaning out the window looking for any obstructions to getting his train into the yard and finishing his run.
With brake shoes smoking a manifest with stock cars in the consist slows for the yard at Cheyenne. #4017 was preserved and sits today, silent but imposing, at the National Railway Museum in Green... (more)
Waiting in the rack
Getting the big blow ready for another pull
Union Pacific DPU's 8198 and 9129 bring up the rear of an eastbound freight arriving in Cheyenne.
Eastbound soda ash pauses for a crew change at the Cheyenne Depot.