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Industries on the UP between Sherman and Borie?

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Industries on the UP between Sherman and Borie?
Posted by bja103 on Monday, March 30, 2020 7:32 AM

Dear all,

I am in the process of constructing a multi-deck model railroad depicting two sections of the UP Transcontinnental route between Laramie and Cheyenne in the 1950s. The middle deck contains Dale Junction, and the upper deck tracks 1 & 2 somewhere between Sherman and Borie. My original intention was just to have the upper desk as plain track to simply watch the trains go past, but I'm now wondering if I might be able to add a bit of visual and operation interest.

To that end, could anybody tell me if there were any forms of industries location on tracks 1 and 2 between Sherman and Borie that I could potentially include on the upper deck? Perhaps something with a passing siding so that a local freight, originating from my storage yard that represents Laramie and Cheyenne, could stop at and switch whilst trains thunder past on the main?

Thanks!

Ben (based in the UK)

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Posted by garya on Monday, March 30, 2020 11:45 AM

bja103

Dear all,

I am in the process of constructing a multi-deck model railroad depicting two sections of the UP Transcontinnental route between Laramie and Cheyenne in the 1950s. The middle deck contains Dale Junction, and the upper deck tracks 1 & 2 somewhere between Sherman and Borie. My original intention was just to have the upper desk as plain track to simply watch the trains go past, but I'm now wondering if I might be able to add a bit of visual and operation interest.

To that end, could anybody tell me if there were any forms of industries location on tracks 1 and 2 between Sherman and Borie that I could potentially include on the upper deck? Perhaps something with a passing siding so that a local freight, originating from my storage yard that represents Laramie and Cheyenne, could stop at and switch whilst trains thunder past on the main?

Thanks!

Ben (based in the UK)

 

I don't think there's much at Borie.  There was a dispatch tower for the Borie cutoff,  and a section house and siding at one time, but if it wasn't the end of the earth, you could see it from there.  See http://www.wyomingtalesandtrails.com/cheyennetivoli9.html

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Posted by ndbprr on Monday, April 6, 2020 7:55 AM

Following the line from Cheyene on google earth should show you any sidings and buildings 

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Posted by bja103 on Thursday, April 23, 2020 3:29 PM

Thank you both for your replies.

I did use Google Earth to follow the route and the only thing I could find was Granite Canyon Quarry, which is not really what I had in mind but has given me an idea for an online industry on the layout for the future.

Having looked through various books, I have found photos of mixed trains that originated in Cheyenne. Whilst they wouldn't have reached Dale Junction, a little modeller's licence would allow me to run something over Sherman Hill, perhaps on a diversion...?

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Posted by wp8thsub on Friday, April 24, 2020 6:40 PM

bja103
I did use Google Earth to follow the route and the only thing I could find was Granite Canyon Quarry...

And that's the company ballast pit, as opposed to a typical model industry.  It could still add some operating and visual interest.

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Posted by bja103 on Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:40 PM

Very interesting to know, thank you!  I am certainly going to look at modelling it, even if it's just an interchange siding next to the main to simulate the traffic flow.

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Posted by BEAUSABRE on Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:25 PM

"Industries....We don't need no stinkin' industries!"

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Posted by csxns on Monday, May 25, 2020 9:38 AM

BEAUSABRE

"Industries....We don't need no stinkin' industries!"That is what the Railroads say.Truckers is the only ones that want Industries.

 

Russell

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