Union Pacific Challenger 3985 sits next to the shop buildings on the day before an excursion to Laramie, WY and return.
Union Pacific steam 4-6-6-4 'Challenger' No. 3985 waits patiently on the Lynndyl Sub main while an eastbound manifest freight heads into the siding at Boulter on August 2, 2000. UP 3985 was travel... (more)
Union Pacific steam 4-6-6-4 'Challenger' No. 3985 leads a seven car passenger special through Lake Point on an extraordinarily smoky August 2, 2000 afternoon. The train was traveling from Cheyenne... (more)
CHEYENNE WY Oct-Nov 1971 -- Challenger 3985 patiently awaits restoration. I had no idea at the time this locomotive would once again run under steam.
Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 Challenger No. 3985 is westbound east of Lodgepole, Nebraska, on October 9, 2008, on the last day of a long road trip and is heading home to Cheyenne. The many miles of “weat... (more)
I'm singing in the rain..... It's pouring rain as UP 3985 nears Tuscola, IL with a NRHS excursion in the Summer of 1993.
Eastbound to begin the Missouri River Eagle trips. Not entirely sure how I was able to keep ahead of them at all....but it was a great chase.
The Challenger is in charge of the Ringling Blue Unit on this incredible morning.
The Challenger makes a pit stop before returning to track speed towards North Platte.
The Challenger has returned from Denver.
The Challenger has returned from Denver and is in the process of yarding their train and headed to the Steam Shop.
This frame I originally cast aside due to the shadow cast down from the tower....rethinking this in 2016, I may not get another chance to revisit this particular subject anytime soon, so here it i... (more)
Once again, revisiting one of the best last-minute trip decisions I ever made, thankfully I didn't give into the "it'll be too crowded/wait til next trip" voice in the back of my mind...... (more)