Ep. 494: Railfanning Union Pacific's Archer Hill
Archer, WY - 09 Jun 2017
Railfanning Union Pacific's Archer Hill
At the eastern limits of Cheyenne, WY, the Union Pacific encounters a gradient rising eastward from the city for a couple of miles.
For eastbounds, this is the final notable uphill grade on the original Overland Route, with gentle downhill grades all the way to the Missouri River nearly 500 miles away at Omaha, Nebraska. For Westbounds, it is a momentary reprieve, before they tackle the legendary Sherman Hill west of the city.
Over the span of an hour on a midsummer's morning, we'll watch as four of Union Pacific's freights descend the hill from the popular outlook at Pershing Blvd.
No. 1: Covered Hoppers Westbound
- UP 8499 [SD70ACe]
- UP 7489 [ES44AC]
- 97 cars [CHs]
- UP 6700 [AC44CW]
- Archer, WY, Pershing Blvd Overpass, on 6-9-16 at 07:15 MDT
No. 2: Intermodal Westbound
- UP 8184 [ES44AC]
- UP 5827 [ES44AC]
- UP 7719 [ES44AC]
- 32 cars [Intermodal]
- Archer, WY, Pershing Blvd overpass, on 6-9-16 at 07:22 MDT
No. 3: Coal Westbound
- UP 7879 [ES44AC]
- UP 8008 [ES44AC]
- 125 cars [Loaded Coal Hoppers]
- UP 7980 [ES44AC]
- UP 2621 [ET44AC]
- Archer, WY, Pershing Blvd Overpass, on 6-9-16 at 08:08 MDT
No. 4: Intermodal Westbound
- UP 8963 [SD70AH]
- UP 4184 [SD70M]
- UP 4961 [SD70M]
- 127 cars [Intermodal]
- UP 7159 [AC44CW]
- Archer Hill, Pershing Blvd overpass, on 6-9-16 at 08:14 MDT
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