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UP Challenger 3985

This is the largest Steam Locomotive still in operation in the United States (if not the world). The Union Pacific maintains the locomotive for special publicity runs.  

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UP3985-pdx-091005-05.jpg (68017 bytes)Here 3985 is on display at the UP Albina Yards in Portland, OR (9/10/05) UP3985-pdx-091005-06.jpg (89148 bytes)Front view of this amazing locomotive. (9/10/05)
UP3985-Salem-090905-03.jpg (63806 bytes)3985 under it own power is steaming into Salem, OR (9/9/05) UP3985-Salem-090905-02.jpg (61739 bytes)It has just crossed Hines St. in Salem on the old SP mainline. (9/9/05)
UP3985-Salem-090905-05.jpg (80302 bytes)3985 is at speed on the old SP Willamette Valley mainline at Brooks, OR. Estimated speed, 60 mph! UP3985-pdx-091005-02.jpg (70169 bytes)Here is a look at it two sets of 6 drivers. They are articulated as to the locomotive's enormous length. (9/10/05)

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