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Date: 06/16/22 17:52
Thermopolis WY
Author: PVSfan

We spent a night in Thermopolis on the way to Yellowstone (before the floods). 
I found the CB&Q depot intact.  It appears to be in use by BNSF--possibly for crew changes.
I saw a southbound freight there around 9:30 AM.  A northbound came through not long after.

Wind River Canyon to the south of town is a "must-see."   I am reminded of the old publicity photos
of a solid tank-car train going through the canyon led by early CB&Q diesels.

P.S.  Days later I heard a freight go by on the Cody WY branch.  Unfortunately I was watching a film at the
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center about 12-15 miles northeast of Cody.  I did not go out to watch it pass.  The tracks
are nearby.  The line leads to a location across the river from Cody proper.  I wonder what businesses are there.
 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/17/22 04:36 by PVSfan.




Date: 06/16/22 20:58
Re: Thermopolis WY
Author: rob_l

PVSfan Wrote:
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> We spent a night in Thermopolis on the way to
> Yellowstone (before the floods). 
> I found the CB&Q depot intact.  It appears to be
> in use by BNSF--possibly for crew changes.

No, the crew change points are Casper and Greybull. Don't know what BNSF uses the Thermopolis depot for, maybe MOW base.

> Wind River Canyon to the south of town is a
> "must-see."   I am reminded of the old publicity
> photos
> of a solid tank-car train going through the canyon
> led by early CB&Q diesels.

No, the Q PR shot was taken in Sheep Canyon, just outside of Greybull.

Best regards,

Rob L.



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