In a historical event, UP 3985 leads the circus train to Denver. Not only was this my first chance to photograph the 3985, it was also my first visit to beautiful Colorado.
UP 3985 is getting under way on the second leg of its journey. Today's destination is Marysville, KS.
The sun has just crested the horizon & 3985 has just sprung to life...
Doing every bit of track speed headed to North Platte!
The Greatest Chase on Earth of the The Greatest Show on Earth. 3985 is seen accellerating from a slow order at Platteville.
3985, leading the Missouri River Eagle tour to Sedalia, MO's Sesquicentennial on 10/10/10, pulls from their pit stop in Lodgepole.
3985 begins the Missouri River Eagle tour to Sedalia, MO's Sesquicentennial on 10/10/10.
One of the few places I had to myself during 3985's run to Denver with the Ringling Bros Blue Unit...also happened to be my second "must get" shot. Crowds in downtown Greeley were huge. Train to... (more)
In July, when it was made public that UP 3985 was slated to head up the Ringling Bros Blue Unit to Denver, this was the absolute FIRST shot that came to mind to capture the whole train. Fast forw... (more)
Returning from pulling the circus train to Denver.
The giant rests silently with the photographer just after sunset. A great many thanks, as always, goes to UP for the hospitality.
UP 3985 pulls the “Greatest Show on Earth” to Denver.