Slight pan shot with reflection of the Portland Rose's leading locomotive: Union Pacific 4-8-4 #844.
A glass-surfaced lake creates a spectacular reflection for The Portland Rose, led by Union Pacific's last 4-8-4 in service, #844.
The Portland Rose, is led by #844, Union Pacific's last 4-8-4 steam locomotive in service, and the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific. Here, she is seen powering the Portland Rose speci... (more)
The Portland Rose/Pendleton Roundup Special climbs up King Hill out of the Snake River Valley.
The Portland Rose/Pendleton Roundup Special on it's return trip winds it's way around the Snake River.
After waiting for 2 freight's 844 get's back on it's way west of Rowena.
The Portland Rose/Pendleton Roundup Special makes the 1.8% horseshoe curve grade with ease.
Ted Schulte, UP steam fireman, keeps one eye on the track ahead, one eye on the steam gauge, and one hand on the atomizer as UP 844 and the "Portland Rose" speed west out of Huntington, OR 12 Sept... (more)
Sanding the flues Ted Schulte, UP steam fireman, takes a glimpse into hell while sanding 844's flues after leaving Huntington westbound. Many thanks to Steve Lee, the UP steam crew, and th... (more)
Big "O", UP pilot conductor out of Nampa, watches for signals ahead while UP steam fireman Rick Braunschweig adjusts the atomizer pressure. The fields west of Nampa are a blur in the early morning... (more)
CLEAR BLOCK! Ed Dickens, UP steam engineer, whistles for a grade crossing west of Nampa, as UP 844 hauling the "Portland Rose" nears 70 mph. Brian, Nampa UP Road Foreman, indicates "Clear B... (more)
844 makes it's way along the Columbia Gorge approaching Hood River.
WE ARE REALLY GOING TO GO AFTER IT! Ed Dickens, UP steam engineer, emphasizes that he wants at least 3/4 of a glass on the boiler water level leaving Huntington due to the steep grade and t... (more)