I do not doubt that this was the case but what is puzzling is that Union Pacific freight trains routinely go past that station heading West. Also how did the 1940's/ 1950's trains stop at Cheyenne. I though that this was a station on a direct route West,
The station in Cheyenne was used by Amtrak’s San Francisco Zephyr before they moved it to Borie. It used to involve a long backup move. Been there and done that. The move to Borie Amslab eliminated that backup move. There was an Ambus that connected Borie to Cheyenne.
The station in Cheyenne was not used by Amtrak. Their trains ran via the Borie Cutoff, and stopped in Borie, west of Cheyenne. I think there was a van shuttle to Cheyenne from there for interested passengers. The Borie "station" was basically a single platform on the track 1 side of the railroad.
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Those trains did not go via Denver. They took off west on the trans-continental from Julesburg, instead of going southwest to Denver. Only the City of Denver (and a few other Chicago - Denver service) went to Denver. Not the trains to the west of the Rockies.
Edited by jis, 27 March 2018 - 08:26 AM.