Union Pacific
Colorado (Coalmont Branch)
September 29, 1997

The Union Pacific's Coalmont Branch at one time ran from Coalmont, in Colorado's Yampa Valley, to Laramie, Wyoming. By 1997 the line was in process of being abandoned, with most of the southern end completely gone and much of the rest weed-grown. Here we see the abandoned grade crossing with Colorado State Highway 127, just south of the Wyoming/Colorado border. It's late September and the aspens are turning a brilliant yellow.

This page posted 1/1/2019. Text and photo ©2019 Lamont Downs.