To kick off the festivities celebrating Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal's 50th Anniversary, two big Northerns (Southern Pacific 4449 and Union Pacific 8444) rounded the curve by Terminal Towe... (more)
UP 8444 leads a runpast for photographers on the Yoder Branch on June 1, 1968
The American Freedom Train #1 (SP 4449) is assisted west by (then) UP 8444, after some TLC on the 4449's drivers by UP forces in Omaha. The rest of the AFT consist has already moved west, on sche... (more)
The EB Norfolk Southern intermodal train from Chicago to Ayer, MA rolls thru CPF-499 at 9:41AM with a UP leader and 2 NS units trailing. The track to the left is the old Albany Main that now ends ... (more)
Interesting Engine Number On the Leader Eh!
Union Pacific's 4-8-4 Northern 8444 and 4-6-6-4 Challenger 3985 lead the restored passenger equipment eastbound toward Rock Springs, Wyoming. The train is returning from the Sacramento Railfair.
Morning sunshine on the 8444 in Greeley, as folks pose for photos.
A UP steam special with the (then) 8444 makes a runby past John's camera, this shot slide #36 in the box of kodachromes featuring much freight action near Dale and Sherman Hill. Many of those sce... (more)
The clouds parted just in time to illuminate UP 4-8-4 #8444, leading a westbound passenger special on the Evanston Subdivision at Castle Rock, Utah. The Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal celebr... (more)
UP 8444 stands at the Cheyenne passenger station coupled ahead of Amtrak E8 330 on the headend of #6. In the early days of Amtrak, UP would ferry the big locomotive to and from Denver on the head... (more)
UP 8444 special blasting westward out of Hermosa Tunnels.
Union Pacific #8444 (now 844) crossing the South Platte River at Dent, CO. This is the point that the Dent Branch meets the Fort Collins Branch. The train is a Rocky Mountain Railroad Club excur... (more)
Union Pacific #844 (then numbered 8444) on a Rocky Mountain Railroad Club two day excursion Denver to Rawlins and return at Rock River, WY. 1968
Though the "other" #8444 would have been a real oddity, the more modern version was still a nice find at the wye. The ubiquitous SD70ACe's are now UP's preferred hauler power in the LA basin.