Wyoming PBS Broadcast

On Thursday September 13, 2019 UPHS Board Member John Cazahous will be Program Host for the showing of the video “End of Track” during Pledge Night aired on Wyoming PBS. The video concerns construction of Union Pacific across Wyoming. John will be promoting not only sponsorship of PBS but also membership in UPHS.

 Calendar Call  The UPHS is seeking photos for use in our annual calendar. The calendar is a high-quality product not for sale. Instead, it is distributed to all Sustaining and Preservation level members of UPHS before the end of the year. Here is your chance to help out the Society in one of its yearly projects.

We are looking for high-quality, clean photos of Union Pacific subjects. Action shots, roster shots, and photographs of structures are all of interest.  Black & white prints, color slides, prints and digital images are all accepted.  Color slides must be scanned at a minimum of 3000 dpi. If you are going to scan prints, please do so at a minimum of 400 dpi.  Please include a brief description of each image submitted as well as the name of the photographer. Submitted material will not be returned and is kept by the UPHS unless special arrangements are made. The photographers of the images selected for the calendar will be credited in the captions. Please submit photos for the 2021 UPHS Calendar no later than July 1, 2020. You can submit images electronically to calendarsubmissions@uphs.org or alternatively submit them by U.S. mail to: UPHS Calendar,  Attn: Rob Leachman, 245 Estates Drive, Piedmont, CA 94611. [February 4, 2020]

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Member’s Area

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Members Area – The Member’s Area on the UPHS web site is an “online archive” of Union Pacific documents provided as a service to our members. Documents include timetables, dispatcher sheets, Form 70s, train consists, and more! Log-in information will be emailed to members twice yearly in the Second Section newsletter. If you are not already a member, please visit the Company Store to join the UPHS!

News at the Top

UPHS Office Closed – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UPHS Office in Cheyenne is now closed to the public at least through April 17. UPHS staff are continuing to answer mails and phone calls, and we will continue to prepare shipments of items ordered from the company store. We will re-evaluate the situation on or before April 17 and post updates as needed. Our prayers and best wishes go to the membership to avoid contracting this virus.

New book on Cheyenne facilities! – A. J. Wolff and Jim Ehernberger have prepared this fine treatise on UP facilities in Cheyenne. This book is an invaluable source of information for modelers recreating UP’s Cheyenne facilities in various eras, and it will be appreciated by UP history buffs seeking to understand UP’s Cheyenne terminal operations over the years. Hard cover, 128 pages containing more than 200 black and white and color images. Historical details are provided in each caption regarding the structures, including shops, roundhouses, servicing tracks, freight yard, stores department, depot, tower A, stockyards, etc.. The book is available now in the company store.

 

 

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.

 

New Book on Camas Prairie Railroad!  – Carefully researched from railroad papers and interviews with employees, this book tells the full story of the Camas Prairie for the first time from founding through the present day. This history presents the origins of the unique cooperation between the parent companies UP and NP, details the many routes surveyed to the railroad’s namesake Camas Prairie and to the logging camp at Headquarters, Idaho, including maps of the lines considered in Lapwai Canyon, site of the famous Halfmoon bridge. This hardbound book is complete with information on operations and equipment, maps of the full railroad and key points, and hundreds of photos. Now available for preorder at 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. Watch the Convention tab for updates on whether or not the convention will go forward.

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]

Union Pacific Northwest Errata

Asay PNW CoverJPEG500Union Pacific Northwest book errata – Corrections and updates relating to Jeff Asay’s book, Union Pacific Northwest, published by the Union Pacific Historical Society, can be found on the UPHS Publications page. Click here to go directly the errata sheet for this publication.  [May 23, 2015]