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UPRR's Evanston Sub Map and Railfan Info
Created: 2-5-2004

 

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Evanston Subdivision Table of Contents: (White background is your current page)

Picture Pages

Total # of Pictures

Last Update:

Maps & Railfan Info

Last Update:

Evanston Sub Main Page

60

11-27-2003

Evanston Sub Maps

2-4-2004

Utah Segment  (Wahsatch, UT to Ogden, UT)

56

11-27-2003

NA

 

Wyoming Segment  (Green River, WY to Evanston, WY)

4

8-21-2003

NA

 

Road Map

Elevation Data taken from Delorme's Topo Map 3.0

 

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Evanston Sub Superlatives

East end: Green River, WY  MP  814.7; West end: Ogden, UT  MP  992.6; Total route miles: 177.9

Max track speed: 70 mph ; Double track CTC:  MP 814.7 - 846.5 & MP 977.7 - 992.6 / Double Track ABS  MP 846.5 - 977.7
Major stations (locations): Ogden, Echo, Evanston, Granger, Green River
Crew Change Points: Green River, WY; Ogden, UT
Yards: Ogden, UT;  Evanston, WY (small); Green River, WY

Junctions @ Granger, Pocatello Sub (UPRR) MP 846.5
Highest point: 7,268' @ Altamont, WY ~ Lowest Point: 4,319' @ Ogden, UT
Radio Frequencies: AAR 27  160.515 DS-06 Green River to Ogden;  AAR 38  160.680 Green River Yard;  AAR 20  160.410 Ogden Yard
Train Frequency: 45-50 daily;  Train Types: Coal, Auto, Intermodal, Manifest, Cement

Amtrak: None Scheduled

Subdivision Overview

        The Evanston Sub provides one of the west's most spectacular rail lines for viewing and photographing trains. The high plains of Wyoming which eventually give way to the awesome mountains of Utah, all serve to underscore the grandeur of UP's Overland Route. This page will help you find locations and provide information to make your outing along the Evanston Sub the best it can be.

        Access: Basically the sub is fairly easy to follow and has access point along much of its route. The best areas are in Utah, but Wyoming offers its share of features including two spectacular tunnels at the highest point along the subdivision. I-80 and I-84 will anchor your exploration and side roads and dirt routes will provide needed access to some of the more noteworthy locations. A 4x4 isn't a necessary requirement to many of the locations, but can help in some instances to gain that needed advantage.

        Lodging: There are limited locations to crash for the night, notably Ogden, Evanston, and Green River. You find the national motel chains represented here, as well as the flea bag stops if you are into that. This sub is relatively short, and with the interstate you can easily get from one end to the other in under 3 hours. You are never that far away from a place to sleep. Though I haven't checked, it seems likely that Ft Bridger (halfway between Evanston and Green River) would have some limited accommodations.

        Food and supplies: Within reason you'll be very close to gas and food in many locations along the sub. I-80 is a major thoroughfare and since the interstate provides the needed access to the sub and its features, you'll be more than able to take care of needs and desires. Gas up in the larger towns if possible since they gas will likely be cheaper than some obscure stop along the Interstate. Wal-Mart for supplies is conveniently located in Evanston right next to the tracks.

 

        Seasons: Mild summers and very cold, snowy winters are to be expected, especially in Wyoming. Many of the WY areas become inaccessible to anything but a snowmobile. Drifting snow can wreak havoc on the back roads so better plan for a summer visit to WY. Utah however has snow and plowed roads, so a winter visit is definitely a must. Generally pleasant weather from Late March through early September, with a general lack of any really hot weather. It rarely tops the high 90's, throughout the area so enjoy the wonderful weather. Summer T-storms are possible, and can make for some dramatic shots across the wide open plains of Wyoming. For more specific info on the Evanston Sub, see the linked weather sites here.

 

For additional advice and information on railfanning in the Desert Southwest, follow this link: Desert Southwest Railfan Guide


Timetable Info

Evanston Subdivision, RR East to RR West

Stations

MP

Speed Limit

Sidings (C = Center Siding)

East Green River

814.7

30

Yard

Green River

815.1

30

Yard

West Green River

817.3

30

Yard

CP G819

819.3

50

 

Peru

824.9

60

 

Bryan

830.0

70

Business Spur

CP G833

833.3

70

 

Stauffer

834.1

60

Business Spur

Alchem

834.9

70

 

Westvaco

838.0

70

Business Spur

West Westvaco

839.1

70

 

*Detector*

843.9

70

 

East Granger

844.0

70

 

Granger

846.5

70

N 13,456'

Verne

854.0

70

C 6,040' / Business Spur

*Detector Track 1*

854.7

70

 

Hampton

866.2

70

 

*Detector Track 2*

867.7

70

 

Carter

875.4

60

C 6,522'

Westward Hold Signal

875.6

70

 

Eastward Hold Signal

876.3

70

 

*Detector Track 1*

884.1

50

 

Bridger

885.6

60

C 6,378'

Leroy

890.5

60

C 1,079'

*Detector Track 1*

890.5

45

 

Spring Valley

897.6

45

C 689'

Aspen

900.1

45

 

Altamont

904.8

45

 

*Detector Track 2*

910.6

60

 

Millis

912.5

60

C 1,501'

Westward Hold Signal

915.8

45

 

Evanston, WY

917.2

45

N 9,064'

Eastward Hold Signal

919.2

35

 

Wahsatch, UT

927.1

35

C 4,662'

Curvo

930.5

30

Business Spur

Castlerock

936.2

40

Business Spur

Westward Hold Signal

942.3

45

 

Emory

943.0

40

C 5,665'

Baskin

947.9

40

Business Spur

Eastward Hold Signal

952.2

35

 

Echo

952.7

45

C 6,628'

*Detector Track 1*

955.1

50

 

Devil's Slide (Taggart)

961.1

50

C 5,791'

Westward Hold Signal

961.6

50

 

Morgan

968.0

50

C 6,751'

Peterson

975.4

40

Business Spur

Westward Hold Signal

975.5

40

 

Strawberry

977.7

50

 

Uintah

984.7

50

Business Spur

East Riverdale

988.6

45

 

Riverdale

989.7

45

Yard

Ogden

992.6

30

Yard

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