News at the Top

Winter issue of The Streamliner available now! – Featured in this issue is an in-depth article by James L. Ehernberger and Marc A.Entze on the history of Union Pacific’s last steam rotaries, the 075 and 076 built by Lima-Hamilton. Follow along with trip reports detailing the 075 opening the Yellowstone Branch in March 1956, with accompanying images by renowned photographer Henry R. Griffiths, Jr., and the 900076 when it was loaned to the Rock Island to clear their line to Colorado Springs in March 1977; the last use of a steam powered rotary by a Class 1 railroad. The issue concludes with Rob Leachman’s 1974 study of log traffic on the the Camas Prairie Railroad. The Camas Prairie was jointly owned by the NP/BN and UP, and is the subject of a forthcoming book published by the UPHS. The Winter issue is available now in the company store.

uphs-logoNext Convention – Our 2020 Convention will take place May 13-16, 2020, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, at the Red Lion Hotel. The convention is timed to be in conjunction with festivities surrounding Depot Days, Cheyenne Heritage Days, and the Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club’s annual show. Click here to download the registration form, or go to the Conventions tab for more information.

American Heritage Center – The American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming in Laramie is featuring the UPHS collection on the home page of their web site this month. Go to https://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/ [February 4, 2020]

Links have been updated under the Resources tab. In particular, a link has been added directing you to the Union Pacific Steam Club, where you can sign up and keep up to date with the steam program and its excursions. [February 27, 2019]