People lined the railroad right-of-way from Cheyenne to Rawlins on Saturday, waiting for a train to carry them back to an earlier time.
Union Pacific’s refurbished Big Boy 4014 traveled from Cheyenne to Ogden, Utah, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. The steam-powered engine has been retired for 60 years, according to reporting in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
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The train stopped in Harriman, Laramie and Medicine Bow on Saturday before overnighting in Rawlins, according to the paper.
Rep. Charles Pelkey (D-Laramie) took this photo from a ranch west of Cheyenne where the tracks thread through wind-eroded rock formations and rocky canyons approximately five miles south of Ames Monument. The monument was once the highest point on the Transcontinental Railroad at 8,247 feet before the Union Pacific moved the tracks south.