Surviving Steam Locomotives in Wyoming

Last updated November 4, 2003

Previous last update 12/17/98

I took these photos of the static displays in cities along I-80 when I drove through Wyoming in August 1998. The usual apologies; I had to take the pictures with the light that was available at the time I was there. No waiting around for it to be right. I also was also running low on film and decided to try a roll of ASA1000 film that was a bonus roll with a pack of ASA200. The pictures are pretty grainy with poor latitude.

Maybe in one of my future visits to the state I'll be able to get better pictures, and get the steam locomotives on display in the cities along I-25.

Cheyenne - Union Pacific #1242 is a T-57 class 4-6-0 built by Cooke in 1890. It was donated to the City of Cheyenne in 1955. (68K 768x512 jpg)

Cheyenne - Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 #4004 was built by Alco in 1941 and donated to the City of Cheyenne in 1963. (51K 736x368 jpg)

Cheyenne - Here's an aerial view of the UP steam shops. You can see the outline of the portions that have been torn down over the years. (78K 768x512 jpg)

Laramie - Union Pacific 2-8-0 #535 was built as a coal burner by Burnham, Williams & Co. in 1903 for the Oregon Short Line RR as #975. In 1915 it was renumbered #535, leased to the UP in 1936 (as UP #535) and became UP #6535 in 1957. It was donated to the City of Laramie in 1959. (81K 768x512 jpg)

The sign on the cab lists these specifications about the locomotive:

U.P. No. 535
Built in 1903 by Baldwin - $12,782
Boiler Pressure 190 PSI Driver 57"
Stroke 30 Cylinders 21 1/2" DIA 2"
Tractive Effort 39,290 lbs
Total Wt loaded 166 tons
Wheel Arrangement 2-8-0 Consolidated
Converted Compound to Simple 1915
Converted Coal to Oil 1950
Donated by the Union Pacific in 1959

Rawlins - Union Pacific 2-8-0 #533 was built as a coal burner by Burnham, Williams & Co. in 1903 for the Oregon Short Line RR as #973. In 1915 it was renumbered #533, leased to the UP in 1936 (as UP #533). It was donated to the City of Rawlins in 1958. (57K 768x400 jpg)

Evanston - Union Pacific 0-6-0 #4420 was built by Lima in 1915 as #1271. It was donated to the City of Evanston in 1958.(67K 768x512 jpg)

Nearby, although I only got a glimpse of it (and no photo) is the Union Pacific's Evanston Roundhouse.

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