With a new crew on duty, a North Platte, NE to TG Soda, WY manifest departs out of Cheyenne as a BNSF coal train departs as well with a new crew.
The crew of 844 slowly opens up the throttle as the train makes its way onto the Greeley Subdivision outside of Cheyenne. Soon they'll be making 55 across the high plains, heading toward Denver on... (more)
Here she is, the last E unit built (delivered by EMD in Jan. 1964) standing ready at Cheyenne, Wyo. on April 24, 1971, one week before the birth of Amtrak. Many Union Pacific E units went to Am... (more)
UP 1983 and its 4 other engines charge up Sherman Hill, taking Track 2 instead of the newer, easier Track 3.
A DENTAC descends into Cheyenne after crossing over UP's yard.
On a rainy, foggy night in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a Union Pacific coal train prepares to depart after changing crews. To the left of the train is the historic Cheyenne depot and shops in this April 19... (more)
An eastbound coal train’s caboose waits for departure on a rainy and foggy night in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in April 1984. To the right of the train is the Cheyenne Shops, still being used at this poin... (more)
The A-B-A set of E9's goes through a bit of load testing at the shops before being sent out with the 844 to North Platte where they would be cut off.
Employees of the UP Steam program gather on and around the front of the 844 one day before the departure for Omaha where the UP steam program will celebrate it's 50th year.
A westbound manifest train leans into the curve at West Cheyenne as it departs town shortly after a Crew change, a BNSF southbound train heads for Denver above.
BNSF 6431 pushes the Platte River train into Cheyenne for a quick crew change.
As we sit & wonder when we'll see 3985 again, we sit & ponder how long 844 will now be down....
For those who know the location (Cheyenne, WY; Crow Creek) and the railroad well (the UP in this photograph does not exist today), the caption is simple: "Hello, Sherman....next stop; Rawlins!". ... (more)
It was a dark, cold, windy night....no, it REALLY was! The stars were out (not sensor dust!) and The Challenger poses for shots for a huge crowd of two...count 'em, TWO...photographers.