Almost 39 years ago to the day, Union Pacific 8444 slowly works around a wye under the watchful eye of the crew. The clothes and hairstyles have changed over the years, and UP 8444 is now UP 844, ... (more)
After spending a couple days in Las Vegas, the Union Pacific 8444 charges uphill on its way back to Salt Lake City and eventually to Cheyenne.
42 years ago I believe it was a Saturday morning standing on the platform of DUS waiting for the departure of our UP steam train to Laramie.........If I would have known that UP steam and myself w... (more)
And we thought crowds were big for steam on the UP 42 years ago!
Almost 39 years ago to the day, the fuel tender on the UP 8444 spent a quiet night in Las Vegas. Today who would of thought she would now be number UP 844 and double heading with a Big Boy!
UP 8444 gets a going over at La Grande yard near the station after spending the day handling a passenger special from Portland, OR. Tomorrow the train heads west to Pendleton for their annual Roun... (more)
Dutch door view climbing between Cheyenne and Laramie.
The rear of the NRHS Denver/Laramie special back in 1977 stopped at Greeley,CO.. Milwaukee Road Engineer Ron Morales stands at attention for the camera.It's hard to believe that's 41 years ago.
I remember it was very very hot and only one car in the train had air conditioning. This was a trip from Denver to Fort Morgan....I don't believe the line is even there anymore. The photo was a ru... (more)