Over Sherman Hill

Over Sherman Hill
Over Sherman Hill
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In Southeast Wyoming the Laramie Mountains mark the division between the Great Plains and the Rockies. Rising to over 9,500 feet above sea-level, the transition from prairie to mountains is subtle except for the Sherman Granite rock outcroppings which dominate the landscape. Three sets of steel rails twist and wind through this remarkable setting with a history dating back to the First Transcontinental Railroad. This is Union Pacific's legendary route over Sherman Hill.

Join 7idea Productions as we take you trackside from Cheyenne to Laramie. Known as the Laramie Sub, this busy portion of Union Pacific’s Overland Route is witness to a nearly steady stream of rail traffic heading to destinations in both the eastern and western United States.

We will begin in historic Cheyenne Wyoming and head west as long, heavy trains snake their way over the highest point on the Transcontinental Railroad. You’ll see trains passing through deep cuts, over high fills and rolling through the legendary Hermosa Tunnel. Witness monster manifests over 2 miles long tackling the grade. This is big time railroading in the Cowboy State as trains travel Over Sherman Hill on Union Pacific's Laramie Subdivision.

 

1 hour 45 minutes

WIDESCREEN DVD  NTSC No Region Code
1080i Hi-Definition Blu-ray BD-R

May be viewed with or without narration.

 

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An eastbound stack train crests the summit of Sherman Hill on the Number 1 track.
An eastbound stack train crests the summit of Sherman Hill on the Number 1 track.

A westbound UP manifest crosses a high fill on the scenic Number 3 track as it approaches Dale Junction.
A westbound UP manifest crosses a high fill on the scenic Number 3 track as it approaches Dale Junction.

A westbound manifest glides down the west side of Sherman Hill passing spectacular red buttes near Colores.
A westbound manifest glides down the west side of Sherman Hill passing spectacular red buttes near Colores.

In a classic UP scene, a westbound stack train exits Hermosa Tunnel on the Number 2 track.
In a classic UP scene, a westbound stack train exits Hermosa Tunnel on the Number 2 track.

Just before sunset, an eastbound grain train rolls through Laramie, Wyoming as it prepares to tackle Sherman Hill.
Just before sunset, an eastbound grain train rolls through Laramie, Wyoming as it prepares to tackle Sherman Hill.

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