Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

Once the Cheyenne Frontier Days special arrives in Cheyenne and its passengers detrain, the train needs to be wyed (turned around) in preparation for the return trip to Denver. The nearest why is at Speer, which is actually about eight miles away from Cheyenne. Rather than make a long (and slow) reverse move, the Granite switcher hooks on to the rear of the train. This allows the train to move at track speed. Here, UP 2525 (a fantastically shiny and new ES44AC) pulls the train through the curve, approaching the signals at Speer on Main 4.
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Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:45:37 AM
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Location Information
City or County and State
Laramie County, WY

Subdivision
Laramie (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Speer




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
ES44AC
Unit Number
UP 2525

Symbol
PDVDV2-18
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
200
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
60 mm
Shutter
1/500 seconds
Aperture
f/9


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