Number 3 Track Opens in Wyoming
The difficult Sherman grade out of Cheyenne continued to challenge Union Pacific locomotives, even 85 years after the railroad first reached Sherman Hill. In 1953, UP built a third track over the pass. Though nine miles longer, the 42 ½-mile route provided locomotives with an easier journey. The Number 3 track passes through the town of Harriman, Wyo., named for Roland Harriman, 1950s UP Board Chairman and son of E.H. Harriman.