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Our Honeymoon Laramie to Heber City 7/15/2020

by Chris Guenzler

We awoke at the Days Inn in Laramie and after taking breakfast back to the room, we packed up and checked out. We drove downtown to the Laramie Union Pacific station and LaBonte Park.

The Laramie Union Pacific station.

The Laramie Union Pacific station emblem. In LaBonte Park the Union Pacific has a train display.

The train on display.

Union Pacific snow plow 900015, originally numbered 015.

Union Pacific 2-8-0 535.

Union Pacific 6 man bunk car - quarters for the work gang.

Union Pacific caboose 25232 - office and quarters for the train crew. From here we drove US 30 West to our next stop at Medicine Bow.

Ubion Pacific Medicine Bow station.

Union Pacific caboose 24506. From here we continued west of US 30.

Large windmill farm west of Medicine Bow.

Further west two Union Pacific trains meet each other. From here we went to Walcott where we took Interstate 80 west to Rawlins.

Union Pacific caboose 25617 in Rawlins.

Union Pacific Rawlins station. Next we went to Tully Park.

Union Pacific 2-8-0 533. From here we took Interstate 80 west to Exit 187 then Wyoming 789 south to Colorado where it became Highway 13. Almost to Craig, a Craig Police Car pulled out at speed in front of us just missing us. We went on in to town and parked across the street from the Moffat Car. A few minutes later, the same police car that almost hit us pulled up and officer came up to us and asked if we wanted file an incident report with his police department. We said No! As we did not want to get him in trouble and that was the last thing on our minds. He thanked us then drove off.

The Moffat Car Display

The "Marcia Car" on display in the Craig city park, and available for viewing and tours. Completely restored, the car was David Moffat's private business car bought in 1906, named after his daughter.

David Moffat's private business car, "Marcia".

Elizabeth took a picture of me because this was the last listing in the Colorado section in the Tourist Trains Guide Book that I needed. Another state completed. We decided to see what was in the yard in Craig. As we crossed the tracks did I get a surprise.

The Craig Rio Grande station is still standing but has a hole in the northwest corner of the building. We drove to Subway where Elizabeth got us lunch. We then headed west out US 40 heading towards Heber City, Utah our destination for the day.

A cloud with a face. Later we found the Deseret Power Railway and found a road to it so we waited for 45 minutes for a train.

Our photo location looking both ways. No train showed up so we managed to follow the line west for quite a way.

Near the western end of the railroad I took this pair of pictures. We then went west on US 40.

Views along US 40 in Utah.

The Hideout Steakhouse in Myton is where we had dinner. I had tri-tip and Elizabeth enjoyed smoked chicken. Both meals were quite delicious. From here we continued on US 40.

The Survivor Reservoir. After that, we climbed over Daniels Pass at 7,400 feet before descending into the Heber valley which was very smokey and we arrived into Heber City, checking into the Holiday Inn Express and getting a very nice room. I wrote the story and Elizabeth proofed it. Then we relaxed the rest of the evening.