The Wasatch Grade: Union Pacific’s Evanston Sub

The Wasatch Grade: Union Pacific’s Evanston Sub
The Wasatch Grade: Union Pacific’s Evanston Sub
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Standing guard over the Utah-Wyoming border the massive cliffs of the Wasatch Mountains divide the rolling grasslands to the east from the salt deserts to the west. The immense features once echoed the bark of the largest steam locomotives on earth. Today they reverberate with the drumming of mighty diesels climbing the Wasatch grade.

In this program we will explore the Union Pacific’s Evanston Subdivision between Ogden, Utah and Green River, Wyoming. This is the classic grade over the Wasatch Mountains where the Big Boy’s once roamed. Highlights include scenic Weber and Echo Canyons, monster 200  car manifests cresting the summit at Wahsatch, and cleaning up a derailment at Peru that wiped out both main tracks. As a bonus, see historic footage of Big Boy 4014’s return to the Wasatch grade while heading to Cheyenne for restoration.

Join 7idea Productions on an amazing tour through northeast Utah  and southwest Wyoming. Shot in beautiful hi definition the panoramas of the west come alive on the wide screen!

Shot in 2014 and 2016.

2 Hours 45 Minutes
WIDESCREEN DVD or 1080 Hi Definition Blu-ray NTSC No Region Code.
May be viewed with or without narration.

 

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UP 5682 leads a westbound stack train through Echo, Utah in the late afternoon.
UP 5682 leads a westbound stack train through Echo, Utah in the late afternoon.

An eastbound Z train passes under a classic signal bridge at Granger, Wyoming.
An eastbound Z train passes under a classic signal bridge at Granger, Wyoming.

A local out of Evanston, Wyoming climbs the Wasatch grade at station sign Emory.
A local out of Evanston, Wyoming climbs the Wasatch grade at station sign Emory.

A westbound Z passes beneath the striking cliffs of Echo Canyon at Emory.
A westbound Z passes beneath the striking cliffs of Echo Canyon at Emory.

Storm clouds threaten the Wasatch Summit while a westbound Z slaloms down hill at Castle Rock, Utah.
Storm clouds threaten the Wasatch Summit while a westbound Z slaloms down hill at Castle Rock, Utah.

UP 5878 west snakes through an “S” curve near Carter, Wyoming.
UP 5878 west snakes through a reverse “S” curve near Carter, Wyoming.

Big Boy number 4014 passes through the Wasatch Mountains on its “Return to Steam” trip to Cheyenne in May of 2014.
Big Boy number 4014 passes through the Wasatch Mountains on its “Return to Steam” trip to Cheyenne in May of 2014.

 

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