The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) at its stop in St. Paul for the 50th Santa Claus Train in 1992. No steam in 2018 for the 76th edition, but country stars Maddie & Tae will be aboard to he... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is climbing the grade to the tunnel at Trammel, on a deadhead move from Huntington, WV to Kingsport, TN. Not sure of exact location.
The Clinchfield 676 (UP 3985) is about to get some light repairs from the UP steam crew, as an ex-L&N SD40-2 rolls by northbound. (Note the bent running board under the crane hook.)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is deadheading to Kingsport, TN for the 50th running of the Santa Claus Train in 1992. No steam this year for the 76th edition, but country stars Maddie ... (more)
UP 3985 puts on a show as it departs the south side of Chicago, IL with a NRHS fantrip in June of 1993.
UP3985 performs yet another photo runby on a Cheyenne to Laramie excursion in 1988. This location is somewhere on #3 Track near Harriman, WY, and would be one of 8 photo runbys made on that wonder... (more)
Wankie Kohle Mine, last Regular Steamer in Afrika
I recently came across my father's old train log book, which he wrote at the age of 11 in 1948. He talked about going from Detroit to Collingswood, NJ to visit his great uncle, Robert F. Mckee, w... (more)
Union Pacific 3985 puts on an impressive display as it does a photo runby. This was the infamous trip in which the coal burning 3985 set a lot of brush fires, which led the Union Pacific to change... (more)
While not a Big Boy, UP Challenger No. 3985 was the next best thing! Here it is, disguised as the "Clinchfield 676," as seen through a 135mm lens somewhere along the old Big Sandy Sub.
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is deadheading down the old C&O two days prior to the 50th anniversary run of the Santa Claus Special.
The "Clinchfield 676" ends the 50th run of the Santa Claus Special just short of Cherokee St. crossing. Here's a shot in between local citizens taking turns posing by the pilot, including a view ... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) slowly drifts across the great bridge at the confluence of Copper Creek and the Clinch River. The high bridge was built by the Millard-Quigg Construction ... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is crossing VA Route 63-83 on the McClure River bridge, just south of Clinchco. The same "beer off premises" sign and "Clinchfield Railroa... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676," showing its articulation, approaches Boody, as the local citizens gather under a light rain to see Santa. Two days before, on its deadhead move, the big engine ha... (more)