A brush and bucket are used to scrub the running gear and cylinders of 3895.
A UP employee checks the hardness of the local water supply before topping off 3985's tenders. When I asked if it was okay for me to take his picture, he responded "sure, as long as I don't have ... (more)
Somewhere between St. Paul and St. James. For another angle of the same scene, see this shot by Steve Glischinski.
From the MN 15 overpass.
3985 certainly got the horses excited. Check out a wider angle of the same scene from Jeremiah Rindahl.
From the cab of 3985...
Just another well lit wedge of the world's largest operating steam locomotive. The Challenger ran between St. Paul and St. James on the old Omaha Road.
Cleaning and inspecting the running gear of UP 3985.
Despite the articulated design of the Challenger, there are still a few portions of track in Shakopee it cannot negotiate. "Wild Thing" and "Steel Venom," roller coasters at Valley Fair, can be s... (more)
A brush and bucket are used to scrub the running gear and cylinders of 3985.
Crossing the Mississippi at Bridge 15. This scene was also captured by Shawn Christie, Railroad: Union PacificLocomotive: Steam 4-6-6-4Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALocomotive #: UP 3985Train ID: Twin City LimitedPhoto Date: September 30, 2008