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UP 3985 Lynn Nystrom Special Sept 3, 2010 Cheyenne, WY

UP 3985 Break In Run Sept 3, 2010 – Lynn Nystrom UP Steam memorial. For some background info at

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UP 844 Cheyenne WY to Sidney NE the Corn Belt Rocket 22jun07

June 22, 2007 UP#844 backs on to the mainline at Cheyenne then charges eastbound pulling the “Corn Belt Rocket” to just west of Sidney, NE for more info on UP steam ops here

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3985 Prepares for departure east from Cheyenne 22may04

Just a little view of the steam shop area in Cheyenne as the worlds largest operating (sometimes) steam locomotive in the world prepares for an eastbound departure May 22, 2004

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UP# 3985 Test Run 26June 2008 Cheyenne WY

3985 is Back Under Steam! In Cheyenne, WY the Test Run was done today! June 26, 2008 Needs a little paint but looking real fine! It is all FiredUp to claim its title as the Worlds Largest Operating Steam Locomotive!! And the 2008 Steam Schedule has been posted at So lets see some of these runs posted when she is in your area for the Republican National Convention — St. Paul, Minnesota Locomotive No. 3985 will be on public display during the four-day Republican National Convention, September 1 – 4, in St. Paul. There are no excursions planned at this time. A detailed schedule will be available in July that will outline the route No. 3985 will take on its way to St. Paul and the route it will take returning to its home base in Cheyenne.

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Cheyenne Sights and Attractions

Cheyenne offers a wide variety of things to see and do for both the locals and visitors spending an all too brief period of time in this beautiful city. Many visitors are pleasantly surprised to find such a range of features and attractions to tempt them and providing activities taking in the history of the city and surrounding area as well as the more exciting diversions including a busy nightlife, busy cultural scene and of course, the surrounding countryside provides numerous opportunities for outdoor pursuits and recreation.

Cheyenne itself provides numerous spots for taking in the city’s historic past; the Tivoli Building is home to the Chamber of Commerce and was completed in 1892 and is major landmark building being one of the best examples in the country of Victorian architecture and at first site it appears almost incongruous in the Rocky Mountain landscape. Architecture buffs can also get their fill with other notable buildings such as the Union Pacific Depot which is a fine example of Romanesque architecture and underlines the fact that no one set of influences has dominated the development of Cheyenne.

A popular attraction in the same vein is the State Capitol building which also contains several photographic displays and wildlife exhibitions as well as being a fine architectural example in its own right. The surrounding setting is also the backdrop for very popular guided walking tours which allow the visitor to take the city ambience in at a leisurely pace.

In 1946 the French Merci Train was a gift from France to the American people for the food that was sent in the immediate post-War years. The Big Boy steam locomotive “Old Number 4004” is also the world’s largest steam locomotive having seen service until its retirement from the Union Pacific Railroad in 1956. Staying with the military theme, Warren Air Force Base is located nearby and houses intercontinental ballistic missiles with free guided (or guarded) tours available daily.

Wyoming is also cowboy country and the cattle barons had herds of prime beef grazing over the hundreds of thousands of acres of their ranches while Cheyenne also acted a major hub for shipping beef to the rest of the country. The Wyoming Hereford Ranch is the oldest continuously operating ranch in the country and it acts as a host for numerous events and occasions. Another working ranch is the Terry Bison Ranch which caters specifically for visitors with a chuckwagon serving up cowboy cuisine and providing great trout fishing and horse-drawn wagon tours of the bison herd.

The Cheyenne Civic Center acts as the focus for cultural events with numerous productions and performances including Broadway shows, major symphony performances as well as concerts from the resident Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra along with guest performers. In addition, the Cheyenne Little theater stages numerous plays and shows through September to May with a summer season held at the historic Atlas Theater.

Cheyenne’s cultural offerings also include several museums and exhibitions notably the Wyoming State Museum with its displays of memorabilia from the days of the Wild West chronicling the history of the state. The Nelson Museum of the West further develops the cowboy and Wild West history theme and includes major displays and exhibits of native Indian artifacts and wildlife presentations. The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum has an excellent range of Native American art and specifically Ogdala Sioux as well as exhibits from the union Pacific railroad and one of the largest collections of horse drawn coaches and wagons.

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UP 844 101st Cheyenne Frontier Days steam train to Denver

Lasalle to Denver on July 16, 2009 Thursdays run in preperation for the 101st Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Train The trips, which began in 1908 with fewer than 100 friends of the paper’s owners, went public in 1992 to help celebrate the newspaper’s centennial. Intended as a one-time event, the summer excursion proved so popular that it has become an annual event. Riders will enjoy a continental breakfast, attend the big Frontier Days parade through downtown Cheyenne, a catered barbecue and the “Daddy of ’em All” rodeo, then enjoy a light supper on the train ride back to Denver. Chartered buses will carry attendees to and from the rodeo grounds. All-inclusive tickets are $250 for Premier seating and $350 for Dome. Although this marks the 100th anniversary of the Post’s train, it is not the 100th running because there were time outs for the death of the paper’s co-founder, Harry Tammen, in 1924 and there were no trains during World War II. Publisher and editor Palmer Hoyt revived the trips in 1947, and they continued to operate until rising costs and lack of passenger equipment brought them to an end in 1970. The special train leaves Denver Union Station at 7 am and is expected to return by 8:30 pm More information is available online at from

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