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Cheyenne's Busy Roundhouse (editor's title)

UP Roundhouse at Cheyenne WY  May 1928
Cheyenne, Wyoming, was an important location on the Union Pacific because of heavy grades to the west over Sherman Hiill. The grades required helper locomotives to get the trains over the hill, and that meant an extensive roundhouse. The tenders stick out of the roundhouse. Rows of wheel sets are lined up in back the the "speeder flats" in the foreground. The frame in the upper left carries electrical power for the turntable. The museum's caption reads: "UP Roundhouse at Cheyenne WY May 1928. note the Wheel sets lined up."
Source Museum of the Rockies Photo Archive
Coverage Spatial, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Temporal, 1928
Rights Museum of the Rockies Photo Archive
Date Created 1928-05-01
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Depicted Railroad
Location Cheyenne, Wyoming
Image ID RVN04035
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