Portland Rose Special descends the 2% grade of Medbury Hill on it's way home to Cheyenne, WY.
On it's return trip from Washington, the 844 negotiates the curve's along the Snake River.
UP 844's Steve Lee opens up the throttle to a swift 65 mph, and the chase is on.
UP 844 leads UP 8444 south along the banks of the Portneuf River, east of Inkom, Idaho. An angry black Angus can be see on the top of the Lava flow, heading away from this loud yellow & black intr... (more)
Full Steam Ahead, has new meaning for me now. This machine is a race horse! She put up speeds today that are just incredible. Running late she almost made up her schedule…
In memory of a fellow railfan and friend, Ron this if for you! Ron Helsley: 1939-2009
UP 844 with UP 8444 in the rear crosses the bridge at American Falls, Idaho. She is running late as is usual for her trip this time. Worth the wait nonetheless.
SP 4449 leads the double header northbound at Meeker Curve
844 and 4449 heading to Auburn to turn the trainset.
844 takes the lead for the southbound run today.
UP 844 creeps into her resting place for the night, guided by a crew member, along the backside of the old engine shop area. Running over four hours late… she is about to be swarmed over, by cel... (more)
UP 844, of the Union Pacific's Heritage Fleet, heads up the old Portland Rose consist about 30 miles east of Pocatello, Idaho. She is headed to Oregon for a month of PR work.