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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