Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

In order for the Cheyenne Frontier Days train to make the return trip from Cheyenne to Denver, the train has to be wyed (turned around). The nearest wye to Cheyenne is over six miles away at Speer Jct. UP 844 making that reverse move would take hours! So, UP has a better solution. A pair of engines simply hook on to the tail end of the train and pull it to Speer Jct. By doing this, there are no speed restrictions. Here, a pair of units pulls the train on Main 4 toward the first leg of the wye at CP W517.
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Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11:48:03 AM
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Location Information
City or County and State
Laramie County, WY

Subdivision
Laramie (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
East of Speer Jct




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
AC4400CW
Unit Number
UP 7143

Symbol
PDVDV2-23
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS-1D Mark III
ISO
400
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
100 mm
Shutter
1/500 seconds
Aperture
f/11


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