After backing clear of the Laramie yard leads, Union Pacific Challenger 3985 pulls its consist forward on the southernmost yard track to reach a wye to turn back toward Cheyenne. The structures in... (more)
Union Pacific 3985 puts on a show, as she lays down the smoke.
Back when Union Pacific 3985 was a coal burner. Showing off her beauty on Sherman Hill.
Up until now, I thought this adventure in 2010 was the best UP steam experience I'd ever had that was likely to involve a crowd & make me think twice about chasing. And it still is....but....2019... (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)
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 is under steam and positioned next to the Cheyenne engine house. Tomorrow, the big Alco will be making a round trip to Laramie.
UP 3985 puts on a show as it departs the south side of Chicago, IL with a NRHS fantrip in June of 1993.
UP3985 performs yet another photo runby on a Cheyenne to Laramie excursion in 1988. This location is somewhere on #3 Track near Harriman, WY, and would be one of 8 photo runbys made on that wonder... (more)
Union Pacific 3985 puts on an impressive display as it does a photo runby. This was the infamous trip in which the coal burning 3985 set a lot of brush fires, which led the Union Pacific to change... (more)
The familiar rise at Dale, Wyoming is captured in the reflection on the side of one of Union Pacific’s excursion coaches. Standing in the Dutch door was a fine way to see Sherman Hill.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 puts on a smoky display as it storms through Perkins, Wyoming on a photo runby.
Chasing UP steam under Steve Lee's guidance required high speed interstates.....as was this case where 3985 is wide open along I-80 eastbound. This ended up being one of his final runs with his r... (more)
UP 3985 rounds the curve at at Saint Francis, WI as it heads to Butler in August of 2002. A couple of locals watch it go by.
The 3985 pulls into the northern portion of the Bear River Gorge heading north. The train will soon stop and let off it's passenger for a photo run by.
The 3985 maneuvers through the rugged Bear River Gorge on Ogden Subdivision. The articulation of the Challenger is really put to the test through this segment of track-age.