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Date: 03/17/08 16:30
UP STEAM
Author: VERNON1946

What is the v-e-r-y latest news? Any Excursions for UP 844, and/or UP 3985 this year? Besides (regular) Cheyenne Rodeo?? All information very much appreciated....Thank You=======VERNON



Date: 03/17/08 17:18
Re: UP STEAM
Author: OCVarnes

From the Union Pacific web site.

OCV

2008 Steam Schedule
July 17 - 20, 2008

Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Special

The July 19 Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days roundtrip special, pulled by No. 844 between Denver and Cheyenne, marks the 100th Anniversary of the first Frontier Days Special. Ticket information: www.cfdtrain.com.

August 20 – August 28, 2008

Democratic National Convention – Denver, Colorado

Locomotive No. 844 will be on public display during the four-day Democratic National Convention, August 25 – 28, in Denver. There are no excursions planned and a detailed schedule will be available in July.

August 29 – September 15, 2008

Republican National Convention – St. Paul, Minnesota

Locomotive No. 3985 will be on public display during the four-day Republican National Convention, September 1 - 4, in St. Paul. There are no excursions planned at this time. A detailed schedule will be available in July that will outline the route No. 3985 will take on its way to St. Paul and the route it will take returning to its home base in Cheyenne.

OCV



Date: 03/17/08 21:27
Re: UP STEAM
Author: bnsfsd70

What will the likely routing be from Denver-the Twin Cities? Take the KP to Kansas City, then hop on the ex-CNW up north?



Date: 03/17/08 21:35
Re: UP STEAM
Author: UP6936

Probably not since the 3985 is going and the 844 is not. They will take the 3985 across Nebraska and then up to Minneapolis. The KP is way too slow track speed to get there in time. Lots of 40 mile an hour track out there.



Date: 03/18/08 11:37
Re: UP STEAM
Author: RioGrandeFan

The cars have to get from Denver to St. Paul somehow as well which means a diesel powered passenger train? Hmm. Or will 844 pull the pax cars back to Cheyenne before 3985 hauls them to St. Paul? Questions, questions...

Rio Grande Fan
Denver, CO



Date: 03/20/08 13:08
Re: UP STEAM
Author: zwsplac

If the dates simply refer to the times the trains will be away from Cheyenne, then the 844 would leave on the 20th and return on the 28th. Then the next day, 3985 would take off on the 29th with the cars brought up from Denver on the previous day. No diesels needed!



Date: 03/20/08 16:41
Re: UP STEAM
Author: howeld

Will this move go though Des Moines then north?



Date: 03/20/08 17:32
Re: UP STEAM
Author: PWB

Could go up former CNW/CMO via Sioux City and Mankato to Minneapolis?



Date: 03/21/08 09:33
Re: UP STEAM
Author: WW

RioGrandeFan Wrote:
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> The cars have to get from Denver to St. Paul
> somehow as well which means a diesel powered
> passenger train? Hmm. Or will 844 pull the pax
> cars back to Cheyenne before 3985 hauls them to
> St. Paul? Questions, questions...
>
> Rio Grande Fan
> Denver, CO

My understanding is that only the steam-related cars (tool car, crew car, etc.) are going. No excursions planned for either Democratic convention in Denver or Republicans in Minneapolis.



Date: 03/21/08 11:34
Re: UP STEAM
Author: RioGrandeFan

No excursions planned but the original rumor was that all 30 cars from the UP excursion fleet would be on display for both the DNC and RNC. This was never confirmed though so maybe it was false all along. I guess we'll know in August.

Rio Grande Fan
Denver, CO



Date: 03/21/08 12:08
Re: UP STEAM
Author: Waybiller

I believe they've got some pretty heavy use planned for the cars while at the DNC and RNC. They're not going to run train movements, but they'll host lots and lots of parties and meetings.



Date: 03/21/08 13:41
Re: UP STEAM
Author: dan

not sure they will need the coaches



Date: 04/03/08 11:13
Re: UP STEAM
Author: adamauxier

3985 is too heavy to use the Omaha route through Mankato, it will likely go to Nevada, Ia and then north on the Rock Island.

Adam



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