A mere thirty minutes earlier, a huge summer thunder storm dumped dime-sized hail and a LOT of rain. The result was a lot of pools of water that formed along the main tracks in Cheyenne. This east... (more)
With an auto train making its consists before heading west, an empty BNSF coal train slowly moves along the BNSF line for a crew change.
westbound departing UP Cheyenne, WY yard
UP 5716 charges out of Cheyenne with five on the point and one mid train DPU on this westbound manifest as a BNSF northbound coal train gets a new crew.
UP 844 heads to the turntable to turn to face south while Conductor Coker dismounts to operate the table.
UP 844 leads the "Big Jack" Centennial up a small grade towards Terry Ranch Road at Speer, WY just south of Cheyenne. This is looking SSE towards Carr, CO. 844 puts out a little smoke for the phot... (more)
The DPUs of a northbound loaded bucket coal train starts to move out of Cheyenne after a new crew gets on.
BNSF 9985 leads its Springville, AZ to North Antelope Mine, WY empty coal train slowly moves across the Union Pacific Mainline as it will stop for a new crew to take the train north.
A pair of C40-8's spliced by a SD45T-2 roll this train downhill on Sherman Hill on track one. This location is approximately thirty miles west of Cheyenne.
Just before sunrise a empty coal train rolls north up the incline to the bridge over the UP main line in Cheyenne.
Before UP 844 showed up, this North Platte East, Nebraska bound manifest is seen rounding the curve at Archer Hill, Wyoming.
UP 844 heads east from Cheyenne, WY to North Platte, NE passing by Archer's Curve.
A mail train draws a steam assignment on this September day.
John is pleased that a few of his scenes like this are displayed in the Cheyenne Depot Museum honoring the contribution made by railroad employee/citizens of Cheyenne. If you are nearby, stop by.
Every model railroad should have at least one of these..