One Last Look
As Rocky Mountain Railroad Club’s 1985 Denver-Laramie round trip clears the wye at Speer Junction, Wyoming, Challenger 3985 heads for the barn. The classic 4-6-6-4 ... (more)
Rocky Mountain railroad Club’s 1985 Denver-Laramie round trip approaches the end of the steam powered portion of the itinerary as Union Pacific Challenger 3985 approaches Speer Junction, Wyoming... (more)
A Union Pacific excursion train rolls by as Challenger 3985 executes a run-by at Lone Tree Fill, Wyoming. Patrons line the area along the tracks at one of about a dozen run-bys scheduled for this ... (more)
#3985 is leading the circus train into Denver.
#3985 is pulling away, quickly, from a servicing stop in Lodgepole. This would be the last mainline trip for it along with her boss, Steve Lee, who would call it a day as well.
From the files of "won't happen again", #3985 is seen pulling the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus Blue Unit to Denver. Certainly now a once-in-a-lifetime event for me.
#3985 is departing Cheyenne on the first day of the Missouri River Eagle trip....which turned out to be its last mainline outing. No messing around, they were doing every MPH they could muster.
Union Pacific's big 1995 excursion to the Northwest is rolling along the Oregon Trail near Quartz, Oregon.
During the course of an excursion with Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 3985 on Sherman Hill, several run-bys were all but obliterated by smoke that was blown on the photographers’ side of the train by the... (more)
The smoke from Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 3985 mixes with the heavy clouds during a run-by on the Lone Tree Fill west of Buford, Wyoming.
Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 3985 enters storm territory as it executes a runby west of Colores, Wyoming,
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 pulls a photo run by at MP 555.7, about a mile and a half west of Colores, Wyoming.
Challenger at Archer Hill UP Challenger #3985 is on the final leg of a tour to Texas and Arkansas which had lasted over a month and included 10 states. All that road time shows, as the loc... (more)
Union Pacific Challenger No. 3985 rattles an old grain elevator at Yoder, Wyoming, on September 23, 2003, pulling a long passenger train eastbound toward South Morrill, Nebraska.