Photo By: Kevin Morgan

A westbound ballast train pulls out of the Cheyenne Yard, ready to head west on the Laramie Sub. The train is on Main 4, crossing underneath the BNSF Front Range Sub. The train is on Main 4 because it will actually swing south and go through Speer Junction before heading west on Main 3 to Dale Jct. Main 3 is on a totally separate grade from Mains 1 and 2 between Cheyenne and Dale Jct (near Hermosa Tunnel). Main 3 is longer, but the grade is much lower, so heavy westbounds, such as this ballast train, frequently take Main 3.
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Posted By phil johnson On Sunday, July 19, 2015 At 4:06:27 PM (PT)

good to see they haven't closed this area off from railfans

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Location Information
City or County and State
Cheyenne, WY

Subdivision
Laramie (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
CP W511




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
SD70M
Unit Number
UP 4950



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
200
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
47 mm
Shutter
1/500 seconds
Aperture
f/9


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