In Memoriam – We are sorry to report the passing of UPHS Business Manager Robert Krieger. Bob was an alumnus of the UP Steam Crew. Before that he was in engine service for UP and before that he worked for Rock Island in Chicagoland. Bob was the Chair of our 2022 Convention. Those who attended last June enjoyed the fine program Bob put together. UPHS Treasurer John Cazahous has stepped up to assume the duties of Business Manager. You can contact the UPHS Cheyenne office by email, uphsoffice@uphs,org .
UPHS Archives at the American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming – The American Heritage Center is developing a digital library of the images and diagrams in the UPHS Collection at AHC. This is a long-term, gradual process; only a fraction of our images are digitized at this point. A long-run goal is to develop an indexed, searchable digital library of small scans of our images for the benefit of our membership and others. Some of the completed small scans have been posted on-line by AHC. You can take a look at https://digitalcollections.uwyo.edu/luna/servlet/uwydbuwy~107~107.
Summer issue of The Streamliner available now! – In this issue Rob Leachman provides an in-depth look at Union Pacific’s Forwarder trains in the 1970s and explains the impact that the transition from boxcar to intermodal equipment had on these operations. After a two year hiatus, the annual convention returned and Cate Kratville-Wrinn gives an overview of this year’s convention held at Cheyenne, Wyoming, in May. The issue concludes with a new feature “From the Archives” that highlights images and documents from the UPHS collections. This issue is available now at 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 Railroad. This history presents the origins of the unique cooperation between the parent companies Union Pacific Railroad and Northern Pacific Railway, and details the many routes surveyed to the railroad’s namesake Camas Prairie and to the logging camp at Headquarters, Idaho. Includes maps of the many surveyed lines considered in Lapwai Canyon, site of the famous Halfmoon bridge. This 320-page hardbound book is complete with information on operations and equipment, maps of the full railroad and key points, and over 350 illustrations and photographs. Now available at the company store!
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.
Next Convention – Our 2023 Convention will be held in Pasco, Washington, July 19-22, 2023.
American Heritage Center – The American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming in Laramie is featured the UPHS collection on the home page of their web site in February. 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]