With the Wyoming State Capitol building looming off to the left, Doodlebug 9768 goes for a spin on the Cheyenne turntable. For more color views from that day, click Railroad: Chicago Burlington & Quincy RailroadLocomotive: Pullman-EMCLocation: Cheyenne, Wyoming, USALocomotive #: CBQ 9768Train ID: n/aPhoto Date: September, 1957
These Challengers have been deactivated and sit in the service tracks waiting for the inevitable. The UP shield is already gone from 3955. For more color views from that day, click Railroad: Union PacificLocomotive: Steam 4-6-6-4Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming, USALocomotive #: UP 3950 Train ID: n/aPhoto Date: September, 1957
Challenger X3966 gets a drink before heading out to a waiting train in the yard. For more color views from that day, click here>
Gas-Turbine #51 makes a move past John's camera on it's way from the ready tracks to a train. The Bunker C burned by the locomotive had a big carbon footprint, as is evidenced in this view. It t... (more)
Steam still prevailed at Cheyenne in '57, it still is home to UP's steam fleet today. For more color views from that day, click heremore)
"Big Blow" #51 gets fired up at Cheyenne. A small diesel engine used for hostling and for starting up the turbine was installed inside. The turbine would be spun to starting speed before combust... (more)
UP Challenger X3941 rolls off the table at Cheyenne. For more color views from that day, click here>
Mikado 5506 had been converted to oil burner after being reassigned to the Casper sub in the '20s. Internet research indicates it was sold to the C&S by the Q, scrapped in 1960, but its hard to t... (more)
A thundershower has moved off to the east in time for the last rays of sun to pop out on BN 5944,5379,5581 coming northbound down off the high fill BN uses to cross the UP in Cheyenne. It was real... (more)
After waiting two hours for the 4-track main to clear of trains, I finally got an unobstructed view of DRGW 5371 hooked up to the UP Rotary Snow Plow in the Cheyenne Yard. Even after 34 years of ... (more)
A quartet of UP SD40-2s, 3585 3702 3754 and 3414, head a westbound freight near Borie in September 1985.
A Profile of Unpatched Perfection. The classic lines of the SD40T-2 adorned in the timeless livery of the Rio Grande makes any camera's sensor happy. Retired on December 5, 2008, D... (more)
The Legend. This isn't one of those faux, Wheeling & Lake Erie ex-Rio Grande units. Nope, this is the real deal, untarnished except for the scars of time. DRGW 5371 came into existence i... (more)
An eastbound freight is almost at the crest of the hill at Dale. Then it's all downhill to Cheyenne.