Cheyenne, Wyoming


My first  visit to Cheyenne,WY was in February 2008 on my way from Denver,CO to Sheridan, WY. I just stayed for a few hours and  on my return trip for one night, making an excursion to follow the BNSF track north towards Chugwater,WY on 211/Horse Creek  and Iron Mountain Road.

BNSF track between Cheyenne,WY and Chugwater, WY looking south

Disbandend cars off Iron Mountain Road February 2008

BNSF 4159 idling in Chugwater, WY

BNSF 4159 idling, Chugwater WY, February 2008

Chugwater, WY 2008

2008 Chugwater, WY Both structures have disappeared since then

Since then I have been visiting Cheyenne frequently. making it a starting point of my

 Western Experience in culture,history and livestyle!


Some funfacts about Cheyenne.

 

Founded with the arrival of the Union Pacific Railway in 1867. With a population of about 63000,  Cheyenne is located in about 6000 Feet in the south easterly corner of the State of Wyoming.

Also serving as the State Capital. 

Cheyenne is host of the world largest outdoor rodeo the " Daddy  'of 'em all "

the Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) .

Cheyenne is a great place to start your railfanning, visiting places of historical interest like Fort Laramie,the Oregon Trail Ruts in Guernsey,WY,Register Cliff were the first settlers inscribed their names into the sandstone cliff.

Natural beauty like Vedauwoo rock formation at the Medicin Bow National Forest.

And another of my favorites, Curt Goudy State Park just a little drive west of Cheyenne.

 

 

Entering Cheyenne,WY

Historic Cheyenne Trainstation , Tourist Information and Depot Museum

The Wrangler Western Apparel and Livestyle Store

The Historic Plains Hotel built in 1911

Atlas Theatre Home of the Cheyenne Theatre Players

15th Street Facade

15th Street across from Depot

Cheyenne Depot from U.S. Hyw 87 Overpass

Cheyenne Depot from U.S.Hwy 87 Overpass

Western Lifestyle

Corner of Lincolnway and Capitol Ave.

Highway 87 Overpass and Union Pacific Tower

A New Beginning!

70tys Feeling!

Oregon Trail Ruts

 

 Places of interest,

Wyoming State Museum/ http://wyomuseum.state.wy.us/

Oldwest Museum/ https://www.oldwestmuseum.org/

Cheyenne Depot Museum/ http://www.cheyennedepotmuseum.org/


The Tourism Office is  located inside the Depot!


 

 

 

 

 Railfanning around Cheyenne,


Cheyenne is a perfect place starting  your excursions, combining nature as a perfect

backdrop for your railphotography. Places like Dale Junction,Hermosa Tunnel,Sherman Hill

Harriman Sub, Tie Siding are just a few places to spend the day hunting trains.

but firstly stay safe,respect privat lands, obey rules and regulations.


Entering Cheyenne!

Waiting!

UP Big Boy 4004- E.Lincolnway/Holliday Park

 

 

 

 

 

Watching Trains outside of Cheyenne!

Most of these places are accessible by car.

Leaving west on Otto Rd. left hand side Small overpass.


Overpass off Otto Rd.

Overpass

Remount Road/Underpass I-80 Exit 339

 


Buford, Wy- Population ONE Off I-80 West Exit 335 Reststop and Gasstation

UP Mainline from Bufford,Gasstation

 

 

 Ames Brothers Pyramid, I-80 Exit  229 right on Monument Road/234

Ames Pyramid

 

 Harriman, Monument Road/234/241

Harriman,WY

Harriman,WY looking west

Wildlife

 

Laramie,WY

The Viaduct

My favorite hangout in Laramie -Lovejoys Bar and Grill right next to the tracks

 

 

 Old US 30/287  West of Laramie between Bosler and Rock River at Lower Pine Ridge

 

 Rock River

 

 

 

 Medicine Bow, Home of the Virginian

Medicine Bow Depot and Museum

 

 

 

Its a few hours drive to Green River,WY but worth it, as you go along old US 30/Lincolnhighway and find many remains of the original.

 

 Fort Fred Steele I-80 Exit 228

Original Lincoln Highway Bridge I-80/ Exit 228

 

Bridge Guardhouse

UP crossing North Platte River

Fort Fred Steele

Fort Fred Steele

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Green River,WY

The Pedestrian Brdge

Green River Depot

looking east

looking north west

looking north west

Green River, WY, July 2016

The Brewery