With business car “Kenefick” bringing up the rear of the train, the sun graciously lit the scene as 4014 and train coast into a service stop in Laramie.
Heavy storm clouds over Laramie never get real close to Tie siding so I didn't get wet. A freight rumbles up the line towards the city with 7877 as helper at the rear.
UP 4014 and UP 844 head westbound on UP's Laramie Sub, at Dale Jct, WY. May 4, 2019.
UP 4014 & 844 depart Laramie on their last lag of the return trip from Ogden and the 150th Golden Spike celebration.
The 4014/844 duo departs Laramie in a cloud of steam, thanks to some overcast weather. In a few more minutes, the engines would be hard at work climbing Sherman Hill eastbound.
About 30 minutes before departing for the eastbound trip over Sherman Hill, 4014 and 844 build up steam in the cool morning air.
UP 4014 and 844 roll into Laramie, Wyoming with a crowd ready to greet them.
In one of the most impressive displays of steam I’ve personally ever seen, the 4014/844 duo departs Laramie, beginning it’s assault on the famous Sherman Hill.