Union Pacific 8444 heads south on the Oregon Trunk in 1989. The locomotive was used on an excursion that carried the Oregon Symphony from Portland to a concert in Bend.
Union Pacific 8444 crosses the Willow Creek Trestle near Madras on the Oregon Trunk. The train, which originated in Portland, was carrying the Oregon Symphony to a concert in Bend that evening.
The bridge at Sibley on the BNSF Marceline is an impressive bridge from the air. This 4100 foot and 90 feet high bridge over the Missouri River was built in 1915. It is one of the few places were... (more)
UP #8444 departs after a service stop in Warrensburg, MO.
On the route from Denver, CO to Julesburg, CO, now abandoned by the UP, #8444 leads a passenger special east.
It was 108 degrees that day in Sterling,CO..I remember meeting a couple of nice gals on the train......It was a wet tea-shirt contest for all......I also remember that only one car in the train ha... (more)
On Cinco de Mayo 1989, Union Pacific steam locomotive 8444 hustles through Colton, California, with an excursion train on its way to Los Angeles to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Los Ang... (more)
Almost 39 years ago to the day, Union Pacific 8444 slowly works around a wye under the watchful eye of the crew. The clothes and hairstyles have changed over the years, and UP 8444 is now UP 844, ... (more)
After spending a couple days in Las Vegas, the Union Pacific 8444 charges uphill on its way back to Salt Lake City and eventually to Cheyenne.
42 years ago I believe it was a Saturday morning standing on the platform of DUS waiting for the departure of our UP steam train to Laramie.........If I would have known that UP steam and myself w... (more)
And we thought crowds were big for steam on the UP 42 years ago!
Almost 39 years ago to the day, the fuel tender on the UP 8444 spent a quiet night in Las Vegas. Today who would of thought she would now be number UP 844 and double heading with a Big Boy!