For over 150 years Union Pacific’s transcontinental main line has
played a key roll in the growth and prosperity of the nation. Since the
driving of the golden spike at Promontory, Utah, the prairies of
southern Wyoming have been alive with the humming of steel wheels.
7idea Productions takes you on a tour of Union Pacific’s Rawlins and
Laramie Subdivisions between Green River and Laramie. This rarely
visited portion of the Overland Route sees over fifty trains per day. The
double track main line follows the route of the Overland Stage crossing
the Continental Divide three times through Wyoming’s Great Divide
We will begin at historic Green River and head east for 250 miles.
Watch coal being delivered to the Jim Bridger Power Plant and its origin
at the Black Butte Mine. Then we cross over the Continental Divide to
Wamsutter, then again at Creston and Hadsell before arriving at Rawlins.
Entering the Laramie Sub, we will continue east passing the refinery at
Sinclair and around the northeast side of the Medicine Bow Mountains
before arriving at Laramie. This is two-and-one-half hours of great main
line action over a portion of UP’s original stomping grounds! Join us
now as we head East to Laramie!