UP 3985 leads the Missouri River Eagle eastbound on the Marysville sub.
UP 3985 eastbound pulling the Missouri River Eagle.
In 1947, to help meet the demands of the post war coal boom, the Clinchfield purchased 6 used 4-6-6-4 Challenger-type locomotives from the Denver, Rio Grande, and Western. Despite being very big p... (more)
Unable to turn on the tight wye at Kingsport, UP 3985 in disguise was towed NB to await the employee appreciation train which it would pull back south. Here a SB coal train eases past as the fait... (more)
Historic UP meets modern UP as a St. Louis bound freight is overtaken by the 3985 at track speed just a few mile away from its destination in downtown St. Louis. Canon 350D.
Union Pacific 3977 4-6-6-4 Challenger. Arguably one of the best looking locomotives ever built.... Heritage Park, NE.
UP 3985 leads the Missouri River Eagle eastbound on UP's triple track main west of Brady NE.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 within the Union Pacific roundhouse at Cheyenne.
Union Pacific No. 3985 approaches Egbert, Wyoming, on a blustery October 9, 2008. The massive 4-6-6-4 locomotive is operating westbound on the Sidney Subdivision, returning to her home of Cheyenne... (more)
Union Pacific's Oregon Trail Special departs Salt Lake City for Portland, Oregon. The fans standing in the middle of the adjacent main track received a strong vote of disapproval from the train cr... (more)
"Clinchfield 676" looking convincing in an authentic patina after its cross county trip east.
An employee special rounds the curve at Watseka on its way to Dolton.
Challenger #3985 pulls an NRHS Convention special southbound on the former C&EI.
Many years ago--before CSX management wasn't quite so anal about the public relations value of running steam--borrowed UP Challenger 3985 masquerades as "Clinchfield 676" on the 50th running of th... (more)
Union Pacific 3985 is spending the early morning hours resting in the Cheyenne Roundhouse. Photograph taken with permission.