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Union Central and Northern

Keith Hayes
I made the pilgrimage to Cheyenne to Harry Brunk's Union Central and Northern. Oh, and while we were there 4014 made an appearance.

For those not in the know, we C&S modelers will forever be indebted to Harry for his long running series of articles documenting his research on the C&S Clear Creek lines. Harry certainly contributed to my own interest in the C&S. It is great to see the layout in person.

The first thing you encounter is Black Hawk. I believe this is one of the first areas modelled by Harry. So neat to see Gregory Street as it used to be.

Elk Creek

Who doesn't like a water tank? Especially one with cast iron legs! Chris...is there a base on those columns in the weeds?

Forks Creek. Again, nice to see this in person and understand where all the parts are.

Idaho Springs (this all really fit in that little trailer?!?)

Who can forget Kester Oil?

Sn effective use of a mirror at Georgetown.

Georgetown Loop.

A baseball game inside the Big Fill.

For Jim, here is the wye at Silver Plume with the clock and picnic pavilion.

Any guesses what the wheels on the timber tower are? Why is the one part at an angle?

Some of Harry's nice models.
Oh, and 4014!

Keith Hayes
Leadville in Sn3
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Chris Walker
Keith..

thanks for taking these, I had run out of memory card on my visit.

Who doesn't like a water tank? Especially one with cast iron legs! Chris...is there a base on those columns in the weeds?
Dunno, I'm UpSideDownC, not SideOnC.....


Any guesses what the wheels on the timber tower are? Why is the one part at an angle?


An Aerial Tramway Terminal, the ropes went back up onto the high mountainside above the town of Silver Plume, looks to be Harry's Pay Rock Mill model.

UpSideDownC
in New Zealand
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Rick Steele
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Keith,

Thanks for coming up and taking photos and posting them. Work continues on the UC&N to complete Golden and some of the connecting areas.

Harry is getting on in years and as such, his health is deteriorating. He doesn't get out as much as he used to, but the UC&N shows his unmistakable hand, even in the new areas that have been built. When he is up at the layout, he is usually in the back room working on something that he thinks needs his artist's hand at weathering.

Mike Pannell (aka Car57) took Harry to the Sherman Hill Model RR Club show as well as out to see the 4014 last weekend. Thanks to any and all of you who attended.

Rick
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Union Central and Northern

Bill Uffelman

Rick what are the operating hours at the museum? As my contract in Nevada is ending we will be heading east on I80 in mid June -- good excuse to take a break and take a look.

FWIW I think that the last time I saw you in person was in 1978 when I had our then youngest in a backpack baby carrier and you were gainfully employed in the tourism industry. 8>))

Thanks.

Bill Uffelman
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Keith Hayes
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Chris,  hopefully the square format will be originated correctly for your viewing pleasure.





Keith Hayes
Leadville in Sn3
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Rick Steele
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The hours at the Museum are 9-5 Monday through Friday. Saturday 9-3 and Sunday 11-3.

The layout is upstairs.

If you want me to meet you there, The number for my electronic Umbilical Cord is 1-307-630-2923 we can arrange a time.

Rick
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Bill Uffelman
Thanks Rick -- we will see what the timetable allows.  Looks like you left a digit out of your phone number.

Bill

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The hours at the Museum are 9-5 Monday through Friday. Saturday 9-3 and Sunday 11-3.

The layout is upstairs.

If you want to meet me there, The number for my electronic Umbilical Cord is 1-30-630-2923

Rick


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Lee Gustafson
Bill,

I believe the area code for Rick Steele is 307. That is the area code Rick gave me as contact information for the museum.

Lee Gustafson
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Jeff Young
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Wow, there’s a lot to learn in those.  Thanks for posting, Keith!
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SteveG
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Great photos, Keith, thanks for posting! I was planning on stopping to see this in Cheyenne last week, but the weather on I-70 forced a detour down from Laramie instead of Cheyenne as planned. I'll be driving down from WA to TX again at the end of June, so will thankfully have a second chance to see this firsthand.
Thanks, Rick for the hours and contact info!

Steve
Redmond WA -> Austin, TX.
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Chris Walker
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Jeff Young wrote
Wow, there’s a lot to learn in those.  Thanks for posting, Keith!
Fortunately for us the great Harry Brunk put it all down in the Gazette one enthralling episode at a time.  That was usually the first article I read each issue on receipt some 3-4 months later.  

It was Harry's series that fermented my interest in the Clear Creek Lines with the Idaho Springs area in particular and led to myself making 10 pilgrimages, Up Clear Creek in a Rental Car.  Even better was to get to meet the Man at the NNGC's every now and then.

Thanks Harry!

UpSideDownC
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Rick Steele
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Yes, Lee's right, the area code is 307, just like the rest of Wyoming....

Rick
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SteveG
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I was able to squeeze in a late Friday afternoon visit to the UC&N on a time-constrained trip through Cheyenne 2 weeks ago, and truly enjoyed the display. To avoid duplicating Keith's photos, I've culled mine down to ones that complement his for this post.
Golden yard
The yard at Golden.
Golden roundhouse
Golden roundhouse
Argo Mill
Argo Mill
Ore loader
Ore loader
Fork Creek looking up the canyon
Forks Creek looking up the canyon
Ringer at Idaho Springs?
A D&RG ringer at Idaho Springs?
Wye at Silver Plume
The wye at Silver Plume
Rt hand view of engines
The other side of the engines
Rolling stock display
Rolling stock display
Harry's workbench items
Harry's workbench items
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Robert McFarland
WOW! Especially Golden Roundhouse.
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SteveG
This post was updated on .
.Found a few more, but neglected to note where they were on the layout:


<edited after watching the DVD about the layout available at the Cheyenne Depot> This is Blackhawk,


And the Blackhawk turntable.

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nedsn3

I've visited several times and once even got to run a train! Harry's work is inspirational and the "connections" to the various scenes built new at Cheyenne are a real plus. We try to get to North Dakota every year and always visit the UC&N along the way! Ned
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Robert McFarland
Where in North Dakota?
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CBryars2
Great pictures!

Rick - we met in Denver for the NNGC 2 years or so ago.  Is there anyway to get a copy of the plans used for the Golden Freight house & Roundhouse?

Thanks in advance,

Cameron
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nedsn3
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Bob- Maddock, it's a little (aren't they all?) town of 400 +/- souls 35 miles or so SW of Devil's Lake. My mother was born there and I have one uncle (of 15 kids) left there plus a few cousins. Love ND in the summertime. Dad was from Massachusetts, so that's where we ended up when he retired. My wife is from there and we spend most of our summers there. Dad was Regular Army and I was too, then retired from that and got into the railroad engineering business, and am now completely retired. Maddock is at the end of the MD&WRR line running north from Carrington. With only one old grain elevator the town is struggling to stay alive. Ned