With a storm brewing over Cheyenne, UP 8450 leads a stack train westbound at Borie.
Under a full head of steam, racing to the Barn, Union Pacific 4014 is almost at Cheyenne, A shakedown run to Ogden Utah and back had it's up's and down's but by any measure it was a success. Many ... (more)
The Steam Team stands in front of their two classic locomotive's at the end of a successful shakedown run to Ogden Utah and back. Doubleheaded no less. Congratulations to Ed Dickens and the steam ... (more)
A quad of heavy UP power leaving the yard in Cheyenne, Wyoming meet an inbound train which will stop in the yard for a crew change.
The sun does not get much lower than this as the last few minutes of direct sun illuminates UP 7489 (AC45CCTE) as it runs light out of the UP's Cheyenne Yard.
The 4014 passes a waiting freight and a photo line that seems to stretch to infinity.
Rolling up to Cheyenne Depot, and crew change point, is "one last freight" to shoot through before the christening of Big Boy 4014's second life. Crowds are already gathered for the steam behemoth... (more)
The immense size of UP 4014 is evident as the crew tends to the myriad of valves, rods and pistons.
UP Big Boy 4014 rounds the bend with a windmill farm visible in the background. The persons on the hill off to the right were flying a drone, following the engine through the open lands west of C... (more)
The UP yard in Cheyenne never disappoints if you like trains with lots of power. It is not uncommon to see 5 and 6 engine lash-ups pulling long double stack trains.
The Swan Ranch Railroad operates a number of engines in an industrial area south of Cheyenne Wyoming. Their attractive black and yellow paint schemes are certainly not hard to miss.
60 years ago, 4-8-8-4's were running out their last miles between Cheyenne and Laramie, WY. For the first time since then, a Big Boy charges out of Cheyenne. Truly a breathtaking sight.