Two Disc Special! Filmed in the 1980's on the Union Pacific mainline East and West of Cheyenne, Wyoming
Disc One... Diesels on the Union Pacific. You are on the Union Pacific mainline west of Cheyenne, Wyoming . It's the 1980's and the venerable 6,600 horsepower DDA40X Centennial 6900's have been reactivated for one last stand. Watch this example of Union Pacific's quest for big power as it climbs Sherman Hill and roars westward past Tie Siding and on to Colores, Wyoming. The EMD SD40-2 and the GE U30C, both rated at 3,000 horsepower, are also seen in abundance. Get close to the action as we tour the Cheyenne Yards. Then from the Yardmaster's Tower we get an overall view as trains arrive and depart this busy division point. 60 minutes.
Disc Two.. Diesels on the Union Pacific the Sequel Return to the 80's again for further adventures of the SD40-2, the U30C and the DDA40X Centennials on the Union Pacific mainline out of Cheyenne, Wyoming. We explore the New Line west of Cheyenne and experience the fury of a Wyoming blizzard as trains battle snow out of Cheyenne. The blizzard continues as we meet Amtrak's "San Francisco Zephyr" at Borie. Climb aboard Centennial #6922 for an exciting ride in the cab of this famous locomotive from Denver to Cheyenne. 67 minutes.
Cover photo by Al Chione