UP 3985 and the E's bring the excursion train back to Ontario after turning at Barstow as part of the UP Historical Society convention at Ontario that year. Heading upgrade, but not much smoke he... (more)
Union Pacific #3985 sits in the UP Steam shop. She is currently under repair but should be out for next year's excursions.
UP 3985 crosses the Swarthout Canyon Road grade crossing, on the return leg of a round-trip to Barstow from Ontario. The big Challenger and the E's came to SoCal for the UP Historical Society con... (more)
Coming into Ogden from Salt Lake on a fan trip up the Ogden Subdivision toward Pocatello (they turned at McCammon if I remember correctly).
As far as I know, this was UP 3985's only visit to San Antonio. On this morning, it is preparing to depart, only to be delayed about 5 hours because its tender is replenished with the wrong type o... (more)
Although this was 15 years ago, I'll never forget the hot blast of oil smoke gifted to me about 4 seconds after this shot was taken. All for giving the engineer a roll of film for his camera.
Standing behind UP steam manager Steve Lee, at the throttle of the 3985 hammering eastbound in the rain just outside Laramie. Highball!
UP 3985 blows off steam as it backs in to couple of the first section of the train. It is preparing to return to Cheyenne.
UP 3985, steaming out the Ski Train, backs in to place to reconnect the remainder of the UP business cars, preparing to depart back to Cheyenne after a weekend of Cheyenne Frontier Days specials.
3985 performs a runpast near Hermosa, on the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club's 50th anniversary trip from Denver to Laramie and return.