The Challenger is in charge of the Ringling Blue Unit on this incredible morning.
Once again, revisiting one of the best last-minute trip decisions I ever made, thankfully I didn't give into the "it'll be too crowded/wait til next trip" voice in the back of my mind...... (more)
On a clear summer morning, Union Pacific FEF-3 4-8-4 Northern number 844 chuffs past Terry Ranch Road on her way to Denver.
Ever have one of those chases you just never forget, one that sometimes wakes you up out of your sleep 'cos it was so unbelievable, it didn't seem real, it HAD to be some illusion? This was one o... (more)
It was a dark, cold, windy night....no, it REALLY was! The stars were out (not sensor dust!) and The Challenger poses for shots for a huge crowd of two...count 'em, TWO...photographers.
UP3985 accelerates away from Eaton heading towards Denver.
Ringling Bros Blue Unit with a lil' something different from the UP stable makes its presence known headed into Denver.
Ringling Bros Blue Unit is getting close to Denver.
Moving from Cheyenne to Denver for the annual Frontier Days special.
Ringling Bros hired a helicopter to shoot footage of 3985 pulling the Blue Unit from Speer (WY) to Greeley as the train moved into Denver for two weeks of shows.
Ringling Bros Blue Unit is easing to a stop after running down the Greeley Subdivision.
Ringling Bros Blue Unit is easing to a stop after running down the Greeley Subdivision. The Ringmaster can be seen about to dismount the locomotive.
The UP 3985 Challenger sets in the yard ready to depart to meet the Circus Train for the run to Denver.
3985 heads up the now-famous Blue Unit circus train into Denver.