RailPictures.Net Photo: 914 Union Pacific EMD E9(A) at Cheyenne, Wyoming by Bill Marvel
 
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» Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA (more..)
» June 22, 1965
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» 1-103 (more..)
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Peak summer travel season has begun, and Union Pacific’s combined City of Los Angeles-San Francisco is running in two sections, one to accommodate first-class travelers and a second for the coach trade. At 10:50 am on June 22, 1965, E9A 914 leads all-sleepers 1-103 past Tower A for the climb over Sherman Hill. First call for lunch will be issued shortly, and passengers will begin to move toward the dome diner, seen mid-train. In the evening, the train will perform an amoeba-like division in Ogden, Utah, one section proceeding via SP’s Overland Route as the City of San Francisco, the other continuing on UP rails to Los Angeles. A landmark for years at the west end of Cheyenne yards, Tower A will someday be immortalized in an unpainted Overland Models brass kit, still widely sought by collectors. Note also another luxury mode of travel just past the tower: the classic Airstream trailer parked by the side of the highway.
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