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Photo ID: 295418

Waiting in sub-freezing temperatures for the beast to wake from its slumber, and power up Donner pass I was rewarded by this amazing showing of smoke in my first main-line steam experience.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Iceland, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SSPRV-17
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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By: Jeremiah Sheckler

Added: Aug 29, 2009

Views: 2,441
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Photo ID: 288550

UP 844 passes through Yuba Gap where the only way to escape all the railfans was to get up high.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Yuba Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SSPRV-17
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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By: JM

Added: Jun 25, 2009

Views: 3,033
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 288537

UP 844 passes by Boomtown on its trip to Roseville for the 100th anniversary of the yard.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Verdi, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SSPRV-17
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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By: JM

Added: Jun 25, 2009

Views: 3,318
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Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 283122

UP 844W on its way to centennial celebrations for Roseville yard and WP RR as seen from the head-end of Amtrak 6, the California Zephyr.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Gold Run, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SSPRV-17
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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By: Mark Jones

Added: May 10, 2009

Views: 3,280
Comments: 4

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 281666

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Andover, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SSPRV-17
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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By: John West

Added: Apr 27, 2009

Views: 4,584
Comments: 6

Favorited: 30


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Photo ID: 281420

Working up grade, UP 844, UP 1996, and UP 1983, lead a Special under the old SP signal bridge at Boca. The sun is out on Donner Pass, and so are boatloads of rail fans to see this historic steame... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Boca, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SSPRV-17
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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By: Adam Pizante

Added: Apr 26, 2009

Views: 3,833
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Photo ID: 281033

UP 844 is spread out on a reverse s-curve, rolling downhill against the red rock of Donner Pass. She's just a hint under 4,000 feet right now above sea level and will make a quick drop in elevatio... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Casa Loma, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SSPRV-17
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Apr 23, 2009

Views: 3,655
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Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 280679

After trailing behind UP844, the SP and WP Heritage Locomotives wait for their next assignments which will be Monday, the 20th for a run into Oakland.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Roseville, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1996
Train ID: SSPRV-17
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Apr 20, 2009

Views: 3,540
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 280614

UP 844 gently drifts downgrade on the #1 track passing through a cut of rocks at Clipper Gap.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Clipper Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SSPRV-17
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Apr 19, 2009

Views: 3,530
Comments: 2

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 280613

UP 844 storms upgrade at Iceland, while crossing the Truckee River. She was doing about 40MPH and the diesel helpers were in idle going up the 1.6% grade.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Iceland, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SSPRV-17
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Apr 19, 2009

Views: 3,257
Comments: 4

Favorited: 19


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Photo ID: 280610

UP 844 rounds the S-Curves of Casa Loma leading the Western Tour train.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Casa Loma, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SSPRV-17
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Apr 19, 2009

Views: 3,108
Comments: 2

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 280493

With my snow boots/pants left at home, I wasn't going to hike away too far into the Donner Winter leftover North face snow. So a simple Yuba-G wedgie shot from a rock 20ft from the tracks was fine... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Yuba Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SSPRV-17
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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By: Ryan M. Martin

Added: Apr 19, 2009

Views: 5,433
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Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 280492

Steam, and snow! Who'da thunk we'd see steam in California in 2009, over Donner Pass?! UP 844 gently glides down the mountain on her Western Tour.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Yuba Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SSPRV-17
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Apr 19, 2009

Views: 3,635
Comments: 2

Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 280491

Also known as Bloomers Cut, this area just West of Auburn was completed by the CPRR in early 1865. Named for the local Bloomer family landowners, this 63 foot near-vertical by 800 foot long cut wa... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Auburn, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SSPRV-17
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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By: Ryan M. Martin

Added: Apr 19, 2009

Views: 4,377
Comments: 4

Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 280480

Along the Truckee on the bank opposite from Interstate 80

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Boca, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SSPRV-17
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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By: Drew Jacksich

Added: Apr 19, 2009

Views: 3,037
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14
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