2011-07-23

Cheyenne Frontier Days Winds Down

UP 4-8-4 #844 and Centennial DD40X
#6936 in Cheyenne, photo: UP
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Special has just about wrapped up its runs for 2011. They are heading south on their final run of the final day as I write. The last run is scheduled to leave Denver tomorrow at 1 p.m. for an arrival at UP Steam's headquarters in Cheyenne at 6:00 p.m. It is the first Cheyenne Frontier Days train since the tradition restarted in 1992 to run without the oversight and steady hand of Steve Lee, recently retired.

Some of the faster working and better pacing teams is made up of Dan Barker and Skip Weythman. Check out their extensive pacing from Thursday.



Interested folks can check up on the video entries by Union Pacific as well. Since Denver Union Station is a mess right now, the train stops at 33rd and Blake Streets, north of Coors Field.