RailPictures.Net Photo: 11 Union Pacific GE GTEL turbine at Hermosa, Wyoming by Bill Marvel
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» GE GTEL turbine (more..)
» Sherman Hill (more..)
» Hermosa, Wyoming, USA (more..)
» September 25, 1965
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» 11 (more..)
» Extra 11 West (more..)
» Bill Marvel (more..)
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Remarks & Notes 
This is why, six years after the end of steam, fans still head for Union Pacific’s Sherman Hill. On September 25, 1965, GTEL 11 leads a GP30-DD35-DD35B-DD35B combination – some 25,750 hp. in all – down from Hermosa Tunnel toward Laramie. In the distance the 8014-foot summit is the highest point on the transcontinental railroad. Once upon a time this land was much higher and more rugged: Over the ages erosion has ground it down to the familiar jumble of pink granite bocks that offered builders of the Union Pacific a reasonably easy passage to the west.
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