UP 844 and a Genset lead the Western Tour special through the marshlands of Bahia on a warm Spring afternoon.
With a little bit of overflow flood water still left in the Yolo flood basin, the UP844 West steams across the Yolo Causeway between Sacramento and Davis, CA. The near horizontal smoke plume tells... (more)
Today's "short leg" UP844 Steam trip over the ex-SP "Cal-P" route into the Bay Area took it West from Roseville for a distance of 104 miles. Rather than battle nasty WB-80 traffic out of Roseville... (more)
The UP844 Steam special just 12 minutes into it's Oakland-bound journey exits the American River Bridge. Late summer-like temps hit the mid to high 90's across Northern California today.
With slightly over a dozen miles until journey's end, UP 844 and her entourage hustles through a tall grove of Eucalyptus trees near the edge of San Pablo Bay on the final lap into Oakland CA.
Now here's something you don't see everyday! UP 844 gets a police escort down the streets of Oakland's Jack London Square. This is the first time the 844 has visited Oakland and the last time a st... (more)
THe UP 844 crossed the Martinez Benicia bridge on the former SP Cal P line at milepost 33.4 on it's Western Heritage Tour of 2009
UP 844 leads the western heritage special over the Benicia Bridge. This is the first time 844 has visited the Bay Area and this is the first time in 10 years that a steam locomotive has run on the... (more)