Union Pacific - Wyoming Third Subdivision

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Michael Borkon’s - Union Pacific - Wyoming Third Subdivision

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Overland route of Union Pacific through southwest Wyoming from Rawlins to Green River set in the height of motive power transition in 1956. Double track mainline action with Steam, diesel and turnbine power under ABS control. Operations include passenger and freight traffic, local operations and yard service.

The Green River yard has a locomotive servicing area, coach yard and east and west freight car classification section, the latter has the capacity to hold 400 cars. The mid 1950’s were also a time for passenger service including both City and secondary passengers. Eighteen passenger trains plus second sections and extras run during a 24 hour period, many of which require headend work in Green River.
Layout at a Glance 
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Layout at a glance
  • HO scale
  • Digitrax
  • ABS control with center passing sidings
  • 2,200 square feet of model
  • Nearly 500 feet of linear mainline
  • Full compliment of UP passenger service
  • Operations based on prototype as noted in actual dispatcher sheets on third sub from October, 1956
  • Local operations include stock, general towns, Superior Coal mine, FMC West Vaco soda ash, Sinclair Oil
  • Green River yard is center of action and requires 5 operators
Jobs on the Layout 
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Jobs on the Layout
Green River yard: Yard master, east and west end crew, Hostler, coach yard

Mainline crews

Local crews


Photo Gallery

  •  Green River Roundhouse

    Green River Roundhouse

  •  Green River Yard

    Green River Yard

  •  Packing Plant at Green River

    Packing Plant at Green River

  •  Portion of Dispatcher's Display

    Portion of Dispatcher's Display

Map and Directions to the Layout

You can click on the “show directions” tab to print directions from the host hotel to the layout. Or you can download them in Apple Maps or Google Maps on your portable device.