Disguised, temporarily, as "Clinchfield 676" for the 50th running of the Santa Train, UP's 3985 strikes a nice evening silhouette at CSX's Huntington Shops. Only the trail of steam from the turbo ... (more)
UP Challenger 3985 has just had the last item applied to complete its transformation to "Clinchfield 676" at the CSX locomotive shop at Huntington, WV. CSX shop forces fashioned the front numberpl... (more)
Looking down the engineer's side of UP 3985 hammering upgrade on the Harriman Line. "UP 3985: clear signal westbound--five three nine dot one, track 3..."
UP 3985 pours on the coal (yes, it was still coal-fired at the time) on a run-by coming down Sherman Hill toward Cheyenne. This was an all-day Cheyenne to Laramie R/T.
Members of the Roanoke Chapter of the NRHS inspect the NW 1218 before placing it back under the Robert B. Claytor and W. Graham Claytor, Jr. Pavilion after a weekend photo shoot.
Another CSX Santa Train will run later this month but the apex was reached when UP's Challenger, lettered for the Clinchfield, pulled the 50th Anniversary train.
UP 3985 leads the Missouri River Eagle eastbound on the Marysville sub.
UP 3985 eastbound pulling the Missouri River Eagle.
In 1947, to help meet the demands of the post war coal boom, the Clinchfield purchased 6 used 4-6-6-4 Challenger-type locomotives from the Denver, Rio Grande, and Western. Despite being very big p... (more)
Unable to turn on the tight wye at Kingsport, UP 3985 in disguise was towed NB to await the employee appreciation train which it would pull back south. Here a SB coal train eases past as the fait... (more)
Historic UP meets modern UP as a St. Louis bound freight is overtaken by the 3985 at track speed just a few mile away from its destination in downtown St. Louis. Canon 350D.
Union Pacific 3977 4-6-6-4 Challenger. Arguably one of the best looking locomotives ever built.... Heritage Park, NE.
UP 3985 leads the Missouri River Eagle eastbound on UP's triple track main west of Brady NE.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 within the Union Pacific roundhouse at Cheyenne.
Union Pacific No. 3985 approaches Egbert, Wyoming, on a blustery October 9, 2008. The massive 4-6-6-4 locomotive is operating westbound on the Sidney Subdivision, returning to her home of Cheyenne... (more)