Having performed for an untold number of people to & from Ogden, UP 4014 & 844 are ready to take a rest....but not before one last photo op for the day.
Photo finish. So this is how it ended....UP crew, left to right (844 to 4014): Ted Schulte, Kirt Clark, Bruce Kirk, Garland Baker, Troy Plagge, Jimmy Thompson, Don Crerar, Austin Barker, Ed Dicke... (more)
I have heard, from nearly every rail photographer I've ever encountered since I began this journey in the 70's, how much they longed to see a live "Big Boy". Here we are, in 2019, and i... (more)
Up until now, I thought this adventure in 2010 was the best UP steam experience I'd ever had that, due to the expected crowds, I nearly never engaged in. And it still is....but....2019 is stackin... (more)
Built as a Chair Car in 1950 then converted to a Business Car in 1952, the car's name is inspired by Henry Harriman's first business car & his estate on the Hudson in NY.
No open house today, during the Frontier Days run, but they did have this little item outside.
There are several things you can always count on when visiting Cheyenne....and this is one of them. Have been making the annual pilgrimage for the CFD train for a long time & this hasn't moved an... (more)
The A-B-A set of E9's goes through a bit of load testing at the shops before being sent out with the 844 to North Platte where they would be cut off.
Employees of the UP Steam program gather on and around the front of the 844 one day before the departure for Omaha where the UP steam program will celebrate it's 50th year.
844 gets some attention after performing out on the road while (not visible) 3985 is coming in on the other side of the shop.
I can assure you, #401 has seen better days, but has been sitting here for a number of years. The wind has taken care of the tarp that had been covering it up in recent months.
6936 is about to spin on the turntable before heading to the shop for servicing between trips during Frontier Days. Thanks to UP for permitting visitors this day.
844 is about to spin on the turntable before heading to the shop for servicing between trips during Frontier Days. Very pleasant day where temps seemed to hover around 84.4 ironically! Thanks to... (more)