Photo By: Kevin Morgan

UP's tracks west of Cheyenne offer an interesting configuration. Mains 1 and 2 head directly west toward Hermosa Tunnel and Laramie. Mains 3 and 4 curve south and run to Speer Jct. At Speer Jct, the Greeley Sub (toward Denver) breaks off and Mains 3 and 4 curve west. Then, the mains converge into a single main track. This track (Main 3) also runs to Hermosa, but as a single track on a completely different grade from Mains 1 and 2. The grade on Main 3 isn't nearly as steep as on Main 1 and 2, so heavy westbounds, such as the grain train in this shot, are frequently routed over Main 3 to Hermosa.
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Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11:03:17 AM
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Location Information
City or County and State
Laramie County, WY

Subdivision
Laramie (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
CP W517 (Speer Jct)




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
ES44AC
Unit Number
UP 7954



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
250
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
52 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/11


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