The 1985 UP Denver – Laramie excursion, powered by UP 4-6-6-4 3985, makes its first photo runby of the day at EmKay, Wyoming. The 3985 is still coal-fired at this time, but the wind is making the ... (more)
Challenger 3985 works a freight before she became famous.
Minutes after the passage of a big thunder storm, the City of Los Angeles steam special awaits departure from Salt Lake City for Ogden, Green River, and Cheyenne.
Union Pacific 3985 is a four-cylinder simple articulated 4-6-6-4 Challenger-type steam locomotive. It was built in 1943 by the American Locomotive Company of Schenectady, New York. The Challenger ... (more)
UP 3985 steams through Erda while leading the City of Los Angeles passenger special on May 26, 1994.
UP 3985, UP 951, UP 963B, and UP 949 pull an 18 car passenger special through Lake Point traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas on a stormy May 13, 1994 morning.
Union Pacific "Challenger" 4-6-6-4 3985 heads west through Victorville as it heads to Ontario, California, on May 15th, 1994.
Fireman Jack Wheelihan watches and converses (more like yells) with Engineer Steve Lee on Union Pacific Challenger No. 3985 as it approaches Egbert, Wyoming, on September 23, 2003. The train will ... (more)
Engineer Steve Lee is at the throttle of Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 No. 3985 as it approaches Tremain, Wyoming, on UP’s Yoder Subdivision, on September 23, 2003.
Union Pacific Challenger No. 3985 storms up Archer Hill east of Cheyenne, Wyoming, on the morning of September 23, 2003.
The children of Yoder, Wyoming, get out of class and spend a little time outside on a warm September 23, 2003, to view something rare traveling through the tiny town. Union Pacific Challenger No. ... (more)
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 and a short ferry train are about to duck under an overpass at Medicine Bow.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 runs fast into morning sunlight with a short ferry train at Rock Springs.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 and baggage car are set to pick up a short ferry train in the morning for Cheyenne. The locomotive was coal-fired at this time.