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UP Excursion -- July 20, 2014 -- Denver to Cheyenne "Click" to Login or Register 
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What a way to spend an Afternoon! This Excursion will be powered by E-9 Diesel/Electric "Streamliner" engines and will pull a Passenger Consist. There is to be a "Photo Runby" but that location has NOT been announced as it will be at the discretion of the UP Crew.

It is going to be a Fun Day because All Excursions are! Looking forward to the ride myself and will be taking pictures when and where I can. Shall Post a few when I get back home. Meanwhile, I am anxiously waiting. Too Fun!
 
Posts: 181 | Location: Salt Lake City, Utah in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2008
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Well, the Weekend came and it went. . . ! A GREAT time was had by Me and quite a few others! When riding a "Train," the worst possible Ride is always Wonderful! Here's a View from the Dome Car, (somewhere in Northern Colorado)l

 
Posts: 181 | Location: Salt Lake City, Utah in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2008
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We stopped in Greely, Colorado, and blocked several intersections. Got a chance to have this picture taken of me. (I can see my Diet isn't working)!

There were three Power Units, (Engines), pulling the train. We had an E-9A on the head end, second unit was an E-9B, both of which had 2,000 horsepower, and the third Unit was a "double Engine" called a "Centennial Unit" which is actually two engines in one, each with 3,000 horsepower, giving us a combined horsepower of 10,000. Just enough power to pull a 19 car Passenger Consist.

 
Posts: 181 | Location: Salt Lake City, Utah in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2008
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Had a "Table Seat" which was located in a "Club Car" which is named, "City of Denver" so I have included a picture of the inside of that car.

 
Posts: 181 | Location: Salt Lake City, Utah in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2008
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As you can see, the Shades were down because we were sitting waiting departure. It was HOT in Denver, (around 97 degrees), and they left the shades down to help the air conditioning cool better. When we departed, the blinds were all raised.

The Train was a combination of 19 cars. I understand that Next Year it will be Steam Powered.

 
Posts: 181 | Location: Salt Lake City, Utah in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2008
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