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..
The shop switch, 0-6-0 #4466, makes a move with a gas-turbine on the table. 4466 was one of 30 such engines that arrived on UP property in 1920 (source: Utahrails.net)
A measly FA goes for a spin on the table built for Challengers.
A face in the crowd
Doing what Alcos do best..
For steam, time was up, even in freight service.
Challenger action in the yard at Cheyenne
UP 2829,2943,2417,3139,3195 have coal loads in tow as they arrive at Cheyenne.