Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Wednesday in Wyoming -- September 14, 2016
Two of Cheyenne's major parks feature UP locomotives. This one, #1242, is located in Lions Park near the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. Nicknamed Old Sadie, #1242 is the oldest coal burning steam locomotive in the state. Are you impressed? I was.
Old Sadie was in active use until 1954. After her retirement, the UP donated her to Cheyenne, and she's been a tourist attraction ever since. See what I mean about the UP's role in the capitol city?
If you're ever in Cheyenne, I encourage you to visit both Old Sadie and the Botanic Gardens.