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.
A trio of SD60's pull a stack track through the Hermosa tunnels as they head west towards Laramie.
A UP SD60 and a MPI SD45 handle a train through the Hermosa tunnels near the top of Sherman Hill. This train will soon be in Laramie, Wyoming.
C44-9W's from the C&NW, ATSF, and SP are on this stack train on Sherman Hill. It was a pretty foggy morning, and trains were sitting on the mainline all lined up with no crews.