The Rock Springs and Sweetwater County Line of the Union Pacific Railroad


Here are some recent pictures of the Rock Spring and Sweetwater County Railroad operated by Union Pacific:  Additional photos can be found at and












This railroad has nothing to do with dematerialism or energy except insofar as the Union Pacific coal mining operation in Southern Wyoming was one of the most egregious examples of the violation of both humanity and Nature.  Here is a picture of Rock Springs, Wyoming, these days (without the railroad):


            The coal tipple at Rock Springs looked like this in 1889 just four years after the Rock Springs Massacre:

A collection of MS PowerPoint files tracing the evolution of the refurbishment of this model railroad layout can be found at  Additional photos can be found at and  Finally, some recent railroad work can be seen at

Steve Lancaster and Tom Wayburn