Old Sadie – Union Pacific’s Engine #1242

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710 S Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne, WY, USA
Old Sadie – Union Pacific’s Engine #1242 - Note that this engine is one of the locomotives etched into the back of the bench.
Old Sadie – Union Pacific’s Engine #1242 - Note that this engine is one of the locomotives etched into the back of the bench.
Old Sadie – Union Pacific’s Engine #1242 - Note that this engine is one of the locomotives etched into the back of the bench.

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Old Sadie – Union Pacific’s Engine 1242 May 13, 2010
Another review aimed directly at Railroad buffs. Located in Cheyenne, Wyoming at the north end of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens grounds is the oldest locomotive in Wyoming and one of the oldest intact locomotives ever to run in the Union Pacific (UP) fleet. This T-57 class 4-6-0 coal/steam powered locomotive was built in December, 1890, in New Jersey by Cooke Locomotive & Machine Works of Patterson, New Jersey. It was known as "The 1242." It weighs 148,500 lbs, has 57" driver wheels and 19" x 24" cylinders. It operated a boiler pressure of 165 psi and had a tractive effort of 21,300 lbs. It ran from the Copper mines of Encampment the 45 mile Walcott-Saratoga-Encampment branch line from November of 1921 until May of 1954, when the Copper ran out after which the Union Pacific decided to pull the line out of the valley leaving the area without rail service. A year later it was donated to the city of Cheyenne.
Note that this engine is one of th…
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