Cheyenne Frontier Days Train Runs Out of Steam
The Denver Post announced this week that they will be discontinuing the Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train. In a statement the Denver Post said it has enjoyed the partnership with Union Pacific, but "...due to the company’s utilization of its historic rail cars in 2019 and beyond, The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train will no longer operate."
The round trip train trip from Denver to Cheyenne's Frontier Days shuttled about 700 passengers who would be treated to a day of western entertainment. "Dating back to the 1900s, this annual trip was a highlight for Denver and Colorado politicians and businessmen because of the hospitality and VIP treatment they received," according to the Cheyenne Frontier Days website, "In 1992, The Denver Post brought back this western excursion to celebrate the paper’s 100 year celebration..."
Its last run in 2018 was led by UP's Living Legend Steam Locomotive No. 844, the last steam engine built for Union Pacific. In 2019 No. 844 will be taking part in celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad's completion.