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.
Front end detail of UP turbine #15 resting at Cheyenne, WY on June 1, 1968.
UP turbine set #15 resting at Cheyenne, WY on June 1, 1968
With 8444 removed from the Denver-bound fan trip, a pair of UP E units takes over for the last leg of the trip south from Cheyenne.
UP turbine #21 at the shop complex in Cheyenne alongside Frisco GP35 #708 || June 1968
UP turbine 28 is on the shop track at Cheyenne while 8444 is taking on oil in preparation for a fan trip to Yoder, WY on June 1, 1968. The trip originated in Denver and 8444 pulled the train to Ch... (more)
Just a couple minutes after sunrise a empty coal train rolls down grade into the yard, which is about 1/2 mile to the north of this location just north of the UP main line.
A auto train slowly creeps into Cheyenne for a crew change before continuing east.
CNW 401 sits stored at the Steam Shops in Cheyenne along with with a part source E9B and a CNW bay window caboose being just a couple of many items stored in the yard.
Cab shot of the engineers side of 3985 sitting inside the Steam Shops. Taken with permission.
UP 3985 leads the Missouri River Eagle up Archer Hill.
UP 3819, 4640, 4620, & 4934 lead eastbound autoracks up Archer Hill.
The storm clouds have finally started to clear and the really late afternoon sun cast some warm golden light on the side of a eastbound manifest waiting at West Cheyenne to pull up to the station ... (more)