CHEYENNE AND LARAMIE ROUNDHOUSES ABOUT 1965

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The Cheyenne images were obtained on a Sunday afternoon. We were staying at a motel nearby and I decided to walk over to the engine terminal and look around. I did not see even one UPRR employee; I apparently was the only person there. It was somewhat erie.

We had stopped at Laramie on the way to Cheyenne and I made these images of the roundhouse area from the pedestrian overpass. It was a sad sight to behold.

As I sit here, musing over my feelings of sadness upon witnessing the demolition of the UPRR Laramie steam engine servicing facilities, I am amazed at the present day, modern, railroad the Union Pacific has become. I suppose this is, in part, due to my age, which has allowed me to experience both the old and new UPRR railroads. I sometimes feel fortunate to have seen the old and the new, then I remember I won’t see as much of the future as I would like. Well, that’s life.

The Old Machinist

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RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS AT ORANGE EMPIRE RAILWAY MUSEUM

Today, (Saturday, eleven, september) the UNION PACIFIC RR  Family Day picnic was held at OERM. These were two of the restored locomotives operated for the event. I think we are looking good! Visit OERM and see for yourself.

We are anxious to share  our historical items with our visitors when the new archive building opens. This will be one more good reason to visit OERM.

The Old Machinist

 

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WORKHORSE AT OERM

WORKHORSE AT OERM

THE NEW ARCHIVE BUILDING NEARS COMPLETION

THE NEW ARCHIVE BUILDING NEARS COMPLETION

THE "CITY OF PERRIS" AT OERM

THE “CITY OF PERRIS” AT OERM

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VARIATIONS OF ENGINE TRAIN NUMBER INDICATORS

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The placement of the train number indicator on the top of the smokebox by the stack is an iconoclastic signature of UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD locomotives. It may come as a surprise to learn that this was only one of several … Continue reading

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