Following its rescue from display adjacent to the passenger depot in Cheyenne, UP 3985 was restored for service. In March of 1981 it made its first test run on the mainline - handling a short cons... (more)
A month-long trip is in its final miles as #4014 heads up the hill to the junction at Speer and into Cheyenne. #1989 was part of the display event in Denver, it will lead the passenger cars east ... (more)
Swan Ranch Railroad's SD40M-2 and tunnel motor work the industrial area southwest of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
UP 1905 (SD40N) runs long hood forward (backwards) with a MOW train at Speer, Colorado.
UP Big Boy 4014 (4-8-8-4) rounds the corner at Speer, Wyoming on its way back to the Cheyenne Yard after a successful test run.
UP 7692 (ES44AC) leads three other motors and a long freight through Speer, Wyoming, and will run to Greeley, LaSalle and then eventually make Denver, Colorado.
70 years ago it would have been a common sight to see a Big Boy engine rounding the curve and the water tank at Speer, Wyoming.
The good looking Swan Ranch Railroad units pair up to move a cut of hoppers and coil cars in the yard at Speer, Wyoming.
UP 7692 (ES44AC) heads towards Speer, Wyoming, passing the many windmills that are erected west of Cheyenne.
Another study at the Speer tank. Flowering natural high plains botanicals add some color to the steel and iron beast
The Union Pacific did a test run of the 4014 Big Boy engine. The team ran backwards between Cheyenne and Speer, Wyoming, then reversed direction letting 4014 lead the way home.
UP 4014 was given a test run today by running backwards from Cheyenne to Speer, Wyoming, and then running forward back to the massive Yard in Cheyenne.
Overland Route Artifacts
Home turf for the Big Boy.
Master of His Vessel
All the right moves and some supporting infrastructure.
BNSF 3491 (ET44C4) leads a windmill blade train through Speer, Wyoming.