Union Pacific Challenger No. 3985 rattles an old grain elevator at Yoder, Wyoming, on September 23, 2003, pulling a long passenger train eastbound toward South Morrill, Nebraska.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 In a Heavy Snow storm on Sherman hill in the the fall of 1984. Yes they really did many photo runbys on that day even in these conditions.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 makes a photo run-by at Milepost 559, about half way between Forelle and Colores, Wyoming.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 passes the photo line at Milepost 561, two miles east of Forelle, Wyoming.
Union Pacific Challenger is a few miles out of Laramie on the windy Wyoming plains. Here it executes a photo run-by at Milepost 561, two miles east of Forelle.
After turning on the wye at Laramie, Wyoming, Union Pacific Challenger 3985 travels east through the yard. Soon it will be taking its train toward Denver, turning the train over to a Centennial un... (more)
Union Pacific’s transcontinental route west only spends a few miles in far northeast Colorado following the watercourses of the South Platte River and then Lodgepole Creek while going through the ... (more)
Beside the usual lineup, Union Pacific’s Cheyenne diesel shop has a visitor. It’s the day before a Denver – Laramie excursion, and 4-6-6-4 3985 is having its boiler warmed up by the shop’s steam s... (more)
A fan trip operated by the Union Pacific for the Union Pacific Historical Society (which was having a convention in Ontario CA) finds the railroad’s “Challenger” locomotive, 4-6-6-4 3985, teamed w... (more)
With a Rio Grande freight passing on the left, and railfans on the right taking photos and quickly heading back to their cars, Union Pacific 3985 puts on a show as it slowly heads south to the Uni... (more)
UP 3985 being serviced next to the UP Salt Lake City shops. The shops now belong to Utah's Frontrunner light rail and the logo has been removed.
UP 3985 crossing a curved bridge near Cutler Dam.
After backing clear of the Laramie yard leads, Union Pacific Challenger 3985 pulls its consist forward on the southernmost yard track to reach a wye to turn back toward Cheyenne. The structures in... (more)
Union Pacific 3985 puts on a show, as she lays down the smoke.