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Date: 06/30/20 15:51
8444 at Carr
Author: Bob3985

After I had arrived to work for the UP I Iearned of their historic steam locomotive, 8444. 
The next year, 1977, I knew of its schedule as it was returning from Denver after operating an excursion run.
Here I managed to catch a photo at Carr Colorado as the train waited in the siding for a freight to go by.
The steam locomotive at this time was under the management of the mechanical department.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY




Date: 06/30/20 16:10
Re: 8444 at Carr
Author: refarkas

Good photo. There are so few people in the photo, and as for the flags, they make me glad I am an American.
Bob



Date: 06/30/20 16:25
Re: 8444 at Carr
Author: Keystone1

Yes refarkes......I love the American flag too, and proudly wore it on my Army uniform for 6-years during Nam. That is where it belongs....not atop an historical steam locomotive.



Date: 06/30/20 16:56
Re: 8444 at Carr
Author: co614

I too served for 5 years in the US Army and think flying old glory on this locomotive is highly appropriate and attractive. I maintained standing orders with my crews through the years that we were to ALWAYS fly the American flag on any steam locomotive we dispatched.  

    God Bless America.  Ross Rowland 



Date: 06/30/20 17:25
Re: 8444 at Carr
Author: Bob3985

While I was on the crew I do not recall us flying flags on the steam locomotives.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 06/30/20 19:42
Re: 8444 at Carr
Author: Keystone1

And a happy flag filled American birthday coming up to you Ross.



Date: 06/30/20 22:28
Re: 8444 at Carr
Author: goduckies

I love seing the flags on them in 1994 on the E9's for the July 4th trip to Portola I was on they had them.

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Date: 07/01/20 09:54
Re: 8444 at Carr
Author: Bob3985

Wait until you see my 4th of July photo.
 

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



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