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)
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)
Eastbound to begin the Missouri River Eagle trips. Not entirely sure how I was able to keep ahead of them at all....but it was a great chase.
The Challenger makes a pit stop before returning to track speed towards North Platte.
This frame I originally cast aside due to the shadow cast down from the tower....rethinking this in 2016, I may not get another chance to revisit this particular subject anytime soon, so here it i... (more)
Once again, revisiting one of the best last-minute trip decisions I ever made, thankfully I didn't give into the "it'll be too crowded/wait til next trip" voice in the back of my mind...... (more)
The Challenger has just rolled thru Point Of Rocks at every bit of track speed. This must have just been a very small, fast dot on the dispatcher's screen.
This remains one of those trips I think about a lot, especially in recent months as UP's steam program enters a whole new era. 3985 blasts out of Lodgepole headed to North Platte for the night. ... (more)
Scheduled stops at Egbert & Pine Bluffs were combined here, with other eastbound mainline traffic running around.
The Shiloh Limited and a little stack talk heading out of the second servicing stop of the day.
As we sit & wonder when we'll see 3985 again, we sit & ponder how long 844 will now be down....
The Shiloh Limited is meeting one of MANY trains on its way to North Platte for the night.
The Shiloh Limited is easing out of Cheyenne breaking in new parts at controlled speed before letting the black smoke fly.