UP 3985 was one of the second versions of the Challenger. She was built in July, 1943 by ALCO and her design drew heavily on experience with the famous Big Boy locomotives. She has 69 inch drivers... (more)
A 'Pacific Limited' steam excursion rambles slowly along Bear River Gorge at milepost 45.75 near Wheelon, Utah.
Sitting ready to go....
UP 3985 sit waiting for tomorrow's run to Jefferson City
Cab shot of the engineers side of 3985 sitting inside the Steam Shops. Taken with permission.
UP 3985 storms through Eaton as it pulls the Ringling Bros Circus Train from Cheyenne to Denver.
UP 3985 leads the Missouri River Eagle up Archer Hill.
UP 3985 is seen here pulling the Ringling Bros Circus Train from Cheyenne to Denver.
The Biggest and Baddest active steam locomotive in the world sits inside the Union Pacific's steam shops in Cheyenne WY. Taken with permission.
The Challenger leans into the curve heading out of a pit stop in Lodgepole.
Renumbered as a Clinchfield the Challenger arrives to begin the 50th Anniversary Santa Train.
UP's Challenger heads south through the beginning of fall colors on the scenic Chester Subdivision.