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Date: 07/30/22 15:07
Big Boy Trip Denver Union Station to Cheyenne Depot
Author: cozephyr

1 - Union Pacific 4014 passengers boarded Saturday morning at 6:30 AM at Denver Union Station, CO, 30 July 2022.

2 - Domes Colorado Eagle and Dome coach Challenger were on the train.  Bags on tables were breakfast 🍳.  No wait staff these days.

3 - Star Wars storm troopers met the UP Museum Special at Greeley, Colorado, during the 45-minute maintenance service stop.



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Date: 07/30/22 15:12
Re: Big Boy to Cheyenne Depot
Author: cozephyr

4 - Northbound 4014 met southbound UP train waiting at the Speer, Wyoming, about 12:30 PM.

5 - Special used track P1 next to Cheyenne Depot, Wyoming.

6 - Thanks to the Steam Crew for a memorable day-!  Fireman Ted far right.



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Date: 07/30/22 15:16
Re: Big Boy to Cheyenne Depot
Author: MojaveBill

I hope those outfits are air conditioned...

Bill Deaver
Tehachapi, CA



Date: 07/30/22 15:20
Re: Big Boy to Cheyenne Depot
Author: cozephyr

All cars air-conditioning worked perfectly-!  One lady used her blanket.

7 - Bathroom under Challenger dome was always clean - well maintained.

8 - Steve (right) from Florida said the trip was well worth his ticket.  
MojaveBill Wrote:
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> I hope those outfits are air conditioned...



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Date: 07/30/22 15:51
Re: Big Boy to Cheyenne Depot
Author: kurtarmbruster

Waving a couple of very nasty semi-automatic weapons around--oh, that's tasteful. Christamighty!



Date: 07/30/22 16:58
Re: Big Boy to Cheyenne Depot
Author: LarryB

Most likely those are ray guns.   I don't think the anti-gun folks care about them.



Date: 07/30/22 17:50
Re: Big Boy to Cheyenne Depot
Author: SPDRGWfan

LarryB Wrote:
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> Most likely those are ray guns.   I don't think
> the anti-gun folks care about them.

Blasters no?

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Date: 07/30/22 17:57
Re: Big Boy to Cheyenne Depot
Author: ProAmtrak

Only troopers missing are the original ones, the Biker Scouts, and the Emperor's guys!



Date: 07/30/22 18:31
Re: Big Boy to Cheyenne Depot
Author: march_hare

LarryB Wrote:
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> Most likely those are ray guns.   I don't think
> the anti-gun folks care about them.

Dial back the power settings and you could probably use them as a light source for night shots or really cloudy days. 



Date: 07/30/22 18:59
Re: Big Boy Trip Denver Union Station to Cheyenne Depot
Author: TBoneTowser

Missed San DIego Comic Con



Date: 07/30/22 20:35
Re: Big Boy Trip Denver Union Station to Cheyenne Depot
Author: radar

Somehow, UP and Storm Troupers seem to go together.



Date: 07/30/22 20:44
Re: Big Boy Trip Denver Union Station to Cheyenne Depot
Author: asheldrake

GREAT photos !



Date: 07/30/22 20:56
Re: Big Boy to Cheyenne Depot
Author: ATSF1129

kurtarmbruster Wrote:
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> Waving a couple of very nasty semi-automatic
> weapons around--oh, that's tasteful.
> Christamighty!

Dont worry, they'll miss...



Date: 07/30/22 23:49
Re: Big Boy to Cheyenne Depot
Author: DRGW5502

> Dont worry, they'll miss...

Good one!

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Date: 07/31/22 14:26
Re: Big Boy to Cheyenne Depot
Author: randyr

Great pics, thanks for posting. Did they let folks back in the Theater Car for a look? I have always wanted to ride in one of those cars. Nice to see the Empire taking an interest in the Big Boy. Thanks again, looks like an interesting and fun trip.

Randy in PHX
 



Date: 08/01/22 09:21
Re: Big Boy to Cheyenne Depot
Author: cozephyr

No access to the Fox River or Walter Dean cars that I was aware of during the Saturday trip.

randyr Wrote:
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> Great pics, thanks for posting. Did they let folks
> back in the Theater Car for a look?



Date: 08/01/22 11:18
Re: Big Boy to Cheyenne Depot
Author: TractiveEffort

randyr Wrote:
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> Great pics, thanks for posting. Did they let folks
> back in the Theater Car for a look? I have always
> wanted to ride in one of those cars. 
> Randy in PHX

Interior of the observation section of the Fox River.




Date: 08/01/22 12:27
Re: Big Boy to Cheyenne Depot
Author: MaryMcPherson

ProAmtrak Wrote:
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> Only troopers missing are the original ones, the
> Biker Scouts, and the Emperor's guys!

We had several people headed to Chicago for a big Star Wars convention several years ago.  It occurred to me that it would be hillarious if they broke out the storm trooper gear and marched the conductor (me) through the train at blaster point.

Didn't do it, though....

Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions



Date: 08/01/22 14:55
Re: Big Boy to Cheyenne Depot
Author: cozephyr

UPP 420 - Fox River, ex-Chicago & North Western 420 nee-Canadian National 1087, track inspection car visited Denver, CO, 1 May 2018.  Car had just come from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to North Yard, Denver, CO.

xnaTractiveEffort Wrote:
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> randyr Wrote:
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> Interior of the observation section of the Fox
> River.






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