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)
As part of the Denver, Colorado – Laramie, Wyoming excursion, UP Challenger 3985 posed for roster shots at Lynch, Wyoming, on May 26, 1985. Although countless superlatives have been applied to th... (more)
UP Challenger 3985 executes a photo runby at Lynch, Wyoming, on May 26, 1985.
Union Pacific 3985 is southbound out of Salt Lake City, heading to Provo. This is the trip in which the coal fired Challenger set many brush fires on the two days of excursions between the two ci... (more)
See Anyone You Know?Nothing brings out a multitude of railfans like a steam engine! As a Union Pacific passenger special, pulled by Challenger 3985 and the UP's trio of E9s, climbs... (more)
On the second day of excursions with Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 3985, the big Challenger envelops its train with coal smoke (yes, it was still coal fired at this time) as it passes the USS Geneva Work ... (more)
As part of the photo runby at Lynch, Wyoming, UP 3985 posed for portraits.
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)
As I remember it, this was near Kimball NE (somewhere in Western NE, at least, possibly between Kimball and Dix) in 1956.
A Challenger making a run over Archer Hill. Looks like an extra passenger in the cab.
Challenger 3985 works a freight before she became famous.
A Challenger runs up Sherman Hill through fields of grass.
A double header consisting of a Challenger and a Big Boy,
make a run for the hill. The first car has a wing load for an aircraft. Maybe some day we'll see something of the likes of this again.
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)