Colorado Rails visits the Cheyenne Roundhouse

These pictures were taken in the steam shop in late May of 1998. 844 is being serviced, and 3985, the Challenger locomotive, is under overhaul process. 3985 is the largest operational steam locomotive in the world. Steve Lee , the manager, compares this operation to a dinosaur farm.


Steam Shop

3985 is the world's largest operational steam locomotive.

The Cheyenne Roundhouse is one item that sets the Union Pacific Railroad apart from other publicly traded companies. It's in the interest of historic preservation, but according to my understanding, it also operates at a profit.

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