494: Railfanning Union Pacific's Archer Hill

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494: Railfanning Union Pacific's Archer Hill

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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
Consist:
- UP 8499 [SD70ACe]
- UP 7489 [ES44AC]
- 97 cars [CHs]
- UP 6700 [AC44CW]
Location/Time:
- Archer, WY, Pershing Blvd Overpass, on 6-9-16 at 07:15 MDT

No. 2: Intermodal Westbound
Consist:
- UP 8184 [ES44AC]
- UP 5827 [ES44AC]
- UP 7719 [ES44AC]
- 32 cars [Intermodal]
Location/Time:
- Archer, WY, Pershing Blvd overpass, on 6-9-16 at 07:22 MDT

No. 3: Coal Westbound
Consist:
- UP 7879 [ES44AC]
- UP 8008 [ES44AC]
- 125 cars [Loaded Coal Hoppers]
- UP 7980 [ES44AC]
- UP 2621 [ET44AC]
Location/Time:
- Archer, WY, Pershing Blvd Overpass, on 6-9-16 at 08:08 MDT

No. 4: Intermodal Westbound
Consist:
- UP 8963 [SD70AH]
- UP 4184 [SD70M]
- UP 4961 [SD70M]
- 127 cars [Intermodal]
- UP 7159 [AC44CW]
Location/Time:
- Archer Hill, Pershing Blvd overpass, on 6-9-16 at 08:14 MDT

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