The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) slowly drifts across the great bridge at the confluence of Copper Creek and the Clinch River. The high bridge was built by the Millard-Quigg Construction ... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is crossing VA Route 63-83 on the McClure River bridge, just south of Clinchco. The same "beer off premises" sign and "Clinchfield Railroa... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676," showing its articulation, approaches Boody, as the local citizens gather under a light rain to see Santa. Two days before, on its deadhead move, the big engine ha... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" greets the dawn on the Friday of the 50th anniversary Santa Claus Special weekend. Two items are on the agenda- fix the twisted running board (above the front cylinder) and ... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is silhouetted against a leaden sky 25 years ago, in similar weather conditions experienced by chasers of the recent 75th anniversary Santa Claus Special.... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is leading the 50th anniversary edition of the Santa Claus Special southbound toward Kingsport, Tennessee on a dreary Saturday morning 25 years ago. The ... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) has changed crews and is getting underway, now officially on ex-Clinchfield rails. The occasion was the 50th anniversary of the Santa Claus Special, and the equipm... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is deadheading down the old C&O Big Sandy on its way to Kingsport, TN for the 50th anniversary of the Santa Claus Special. Although it was cloudy and rai... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" rolls down the old C&O Big Sandy, on its way to Elkhorn City and beyond. The occasion is the 50th anniversary of the famed Clinchfield Santa Claus Special, and the... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" dwarfs the Union Pacific support truck as the sparks fly from minor surgery taking place on the running board. The giant locomotive had sideswiped some coal hopper... (more)
The familiar rise at Dale, Wyoming is captured in the reflection on the side of one of Union Pacific’s excursion coaches. Standing in the Dutch door was a fine way to see Sherman Hill.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 puts on a smoky display as it storms through Perkins, Wyoming on a photo runby.
Chasing UP steam under Steve Lee's guidance required high speed interstates.....as was this case where 3985 is wide open along I-80 eastbound. This ended up being one of his final runs with his r... (more)
UP 3985 rounds the curve at at Saint Francis, WI as it heads to Butler in August of 2002. A couple of locals watch it go by.
The 3985 pulls into the northern portion of the Bear River Gorge heading north. The train will soon stop and let off it's passenger for a photo run by.